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UAW-Ford Hosts its 2nd “Celebrating and Empowering Women’s Expo” on

Sat., March 3, continuing its mission to stand in solidarity with women

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DETROIT – February 19, 2018 – In recognition of Women’s History Month, UAW-Ford will host its “Celebrating and Empowering Women’s Expo” for the second consecutive year. The event will be held Sat., March 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UAW-Ford’s National Programs Center, located at 151 W. Jefferson in Detroit.

Free enrichment seminars also will be available to attendees, such as: financial literacy, self-defense training, wellness workshops, vision boarding and more. Additionally, the event will offer complimentary food, chair massage, face-painting, mini-makeovers and more.

“Women are the cornerstones of our families and communities, and as such they deserve to be honored and celebrated every day of the week,” said Jimmy Settles, UAW-Ford Vice President. “On this particular day, UAW-Ford is going above and beyond to provide an empowering experience and the resources that will help further enrich their lives.”

Empowering women to live their best lives will be guest speakers:

· Bertice Berry, author and acclaimed lecturer speaking to women’s empowerment

· Irma Golden, Golden Realty Founder sharing home buying/selling resources

· Sharon Windfrey, certified counselor of Beacon Health Counselor will facilitate an interactive vision boarding session while offering relationship coaching onsite

“We are proud to work with the UAW on this event that recognizes and celebrates the importance of women in our communities,” said Bill Dirksen, Ford Motor Company vice president, labor affairs. “The women’s expo offers resources for women on important topics including self-defense and finance.”

Continuing its commitment to inclusion and community service, UAW-Ford also will support women-owned small businesses by providing free booth space for several local businesses to promote their companies onsite. Vendors, such as: The Lip Bar, Rebel Nell, Naturally FLYYY Detroit, Juice Plus, Color Me Pretty, GO! Smoothies, All About Women’s Health Boutique & Spa, Thirty-One Gifts, Metro Spice, and a bevy of other retailers.

SASHA Center will have a counselor onsite providing resources and helpful tips for women who have been victims of sexual assault. Newly added to this year’s event is Sister Survivors, offering resources and raising awareness about human trafficking.

Another new addition to this year’s expo is the debut of the Be-YOU-tiful fashion show in which UAW-Ford women and local models will strut the latest trends from metro-area clothiers and boutiques: Detroit Couture, My Dream Dress Bridal Salon and Special Effects Accessories.

The first 300 attendees will receive free door prizes, and the event will conclude with poetry by acclaimed performance artist jessica Care moore and other local talent.

About UAW-Ford

Established in 1941, UAW-Ford has a rich history of fighting for its members and the communities in which they live, work and play. Whether it is workers’ rights, youth development, community giving, offering skilled trades and/or educational training, UAW-Ford is committed to providing opportunities that secure both economic and social stability for the American workers and their families. Improving the quality of life is among UAW-Ford’s chief principles and serves as a benchmark for how labor rights are addressed in the 21st Century. Its members help to build the strong cars that drive America, which not only reinforces a solid economy and workforce, but also helps to build strong communities nationwide.

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