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Friday, May 6, 2022

MIWVE 2022 NEWS! New Event - New Location - Public Disclaimer Notice

Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment 2022 Spring News!!!
The public is cordially invited to attend
MIWVE'S next FREE event
Street Encounters: Know Your Rights
A Community Conversation on Policing

Saturday May 14, 2022 @ 3:00 PM
The Pamela Sue Weaver Purpose for Life Cultural Community Center
4020 S. Division Grand Rapids, MI.

In response to the tragic loss of life of Patrick Lyoya by a GRPD Officer in Grand Rapids, MI. MIWVE's Founder/CEO's hometown.

MIWVE feels it's imperative that we provide a platform to empower the general public especially the at-risk youth to educate and empower them
on knowing their rights
in regard to community policing.

We believe in and support law enforcement however we also believe it's very important that specifically the at-risk youth knows their rights regarding law enforcement policies and procedures.

There is a historical cultural gap between law enforcement and minority communities in America. Our desire is to try to bridge this gap and provide solutions in hopes to save a life of a young person and the career of a law enforcement officer.

Our dynamic and passionate speakers:
Kent County Commissioner Robert S. Womack and Retired NYPD officer & US Marine Corps MGySgt. Jerome Felipe will be presenting on the ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union and more.

We are expecting the media to be present, so please come out and join the conversation!
MIWVE is excited to announce that we have a NEW Office located in Rockford, MI.

We will continue to carry out our mission and current programs in Flint, MI. Our Signature Dirt Therapy: Veterans & Youth Agriculture and Agribusiness program continues to thrive in the City of Flint during the 2021-2022 academic school year and into the summer of 2022.

The youth are being empowered and educated in field of financial literacy and entrepreneurship and they love it!
MIWVE - Has successfully hosted Michigan Women Veterans Conferences since 2016 with the support of our partners, sponsors, friends and supporters over the years.
We are so grateful! However, it has come to our attention that a 2022 "Michigan Women Veterans Conference" has been scheduled in June 2022 by the MVAA - Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.
MIWVE's Founder/CEO (RET) US Army - Sgt. Stephanie J. Shannon announced verbally and posted a notice on the printed programs that were handed out at our last conference in 2019 in Southfield, MI. In which MVAA's staff was present, honored as a speaker and a resource vendor at our last conference in 2019.
It was respectfully requested that others specifically in the women veteran's community in Michigan to refrain from the use of MIWVE's brand, the names of our conferences, events and programs and etc... in any capacity.
We have worked hard to build this brand in Michigan due the COVID-19 Pandemic our conferences and in person events have been put on hold until further notice.

On April 1, 2022, our organization's attorney notified MVAA's Director via letter mailed through USPS. Requesting that MVAA change the name of their conference to avoid consumer, supporter and sponsor confusion and out of respect for the hard work that MIWVE has done for the women veterans and veteran's community at large over the years.
However, our request was not granted it was dismissed, disregarded and deemed not important. Due to this lack of acknowledgement and no response to our request unfortunately MIWVE has to officially notify the public and the veteran's community that it is not affiliated or associated with MVAA's Michigan Women Veterans Conference or anything else in regard to this organization.
We hope that the Michigan Veterans Community at large will apply the military core values of loyalty, duty, respect, courage, honor, integrity and selfless service while serving within our communities at large and
towards each other.
We have faith that God will continue to grant us favor, wisdom, resources and give us continued success as we humbly serve those in need of empowerment and our services within our communities.
What empowers you, let's pass it on!
God bless, Happy Spring and Stay safe!
Phone (810) 373-5744

Michigan Women Veterans Empowerment | (810) 373-5744 |

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