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Keeping it brief: five things to know for the week of Jan. 23-29

People met in Washington D.C. for the March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21

People met in Washington D.C. for the March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21

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People met in Washington D.C. for the March on Washington on Saturday, Jan. 21

By Alex Harring, Website Managing Editor

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  1. Women’s marches bring crowds to Washington D.C., other cities

On Saturday, Jan. 21, one day after the presidential inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington drew a crowd of over 500,000, with speakers such as actress America Ferrera and feminist Gloria Steinem. The main march inspired sister events all over the world and country. In Michigan, over 8,000 people surrounded the steps of the capitol for the March on Lansing, which featured gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer as the headline speaker, and over 1,000 attended the Walk for Peace in Grosse Pointe that night. For more information on the marches, head to USA Today or the Lansing State Journal.

  1. Samsung conference begins today

Samsung executives and electronic experts are coming together today in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, for a press conference. At the conference, they are going to announce the results of an investigation into the combustion issues of their new phone, the Galaxy Note 7. This is one of the first major steps the electronics giant is taking following what has been called one of the “biggest product safety failures in tech history.” To learn more about the press conference, click here.

  1. Art exhibit opens in Mount Clemens

Featuring the work of Emilie Beadle and Dave Hardin, the “What is the city …. But the people” exhibit will be open Jan. 21-Feb.4. The exhibit will be shown in the Loft Fine Art, which is located at 81 Macomb Pl. There was an opening reception on Jan. 21. To read more, go to the Pure Michigan website.

  1. Annual fashion show hosted in Detroit

The second annual RAINN Fashion on Common Ground showcase was on Jan. 21 from 6-10 p.m. The event is hosted by news personality Sherlyn Fox, and will be held at the Rattlesnake Club in Downtown Detroit. Tickets run for $55 for standing room only, $69 for general admission and $125 for VIP access, and include food and drink. To learn more about the show, click here.

  1. Parents Club hosts fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings

On Jan. 23, the Parents Club is joining with Buffalo Wild Wings for a fundraiser. Held at the Harper Woods location, the Parents Club will receive 20 percent of all purchases made when you bring the flyer. This event comes a few weeks ahead of the Norse Night auction, which will be held on Feb. 11. For more about the Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser, check out the Parents Club calendar.

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