The Flint Women’s Study

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We interviewed 100 women or people serving women living in Genesee County about the hopes, dreams, needs, and strengths of women in the county Community members and academic partners pulled out key themes. Complete results can be found here . Some community resources identified in the discussions are here . Brief summaries of answers to two questions are below.  

Creating initiatives for Flint-area women 

Everyone we interviewed is helping women in their own way, whether as a friend, a family member, a mentor, a pastor, by teaching practical skills, or by making things that other women need. We invited everyone who participated and others to come back together to hear the results and plan what we could do together to empower and assist women in Genesee County. This effort brings all of our talents and skills together on behalf of Flint-area women.

To be part of these initiatives and discussions to empower women in Genesee County, please reach out to us by completing this form and sending it to Morgan Flees . Contact us for questions, suggestions, and to be involved! We had an initial meeting on July 14th, 2018.

The Flint Women’s Study Community Action Network is a formal structured action council that meets to address needs and to support initiative and action items identified from the Flint Women’s Study. This platform serves to facilitate continued discussion around the ever-growing and evolving needs of the women of Flint and Genesee County.

Meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Location: MSU, 200 East 1st Street, Flint, MI in Room 132.

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The Flint Women's Study Community Action Network Summit 
The Human Trafficking conference has been postponed until fall 2020.
The focus of the summit is Human Trafficking, "Myths, Facts, Prevention, and Action."

Please email or check out the Flint Women's Study Facebook page @flintwomensstudy for more details. 

Community partnership

Our Executive Board consists of Dr. Jennifer Johnson, Dr. Kent Key, Dr. Maji Hailemariam, and Dr. Julia Felton of Michigan State University (MSU), and Flint community partners Bishop Bernadel Jefferson, Ms. Tonya Bailey, Ms. Kenyetta Dotson, and Mrs. Janice Muhammud. The study is community-friendly was approved by the Flint Community Ethics Review Board.


  1. Flint Women’s Study Full Results
  2. If you had one wish for every woman in the county, what would it be?
  3. Resources
  4. Serve Others, Hope and Dignity

Follow us on Facebook at @FlintWomensStudy.