INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S STRIKE:
A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN
EVENT: A Day Without A Woman Strike
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - All day
On March 8, International Women's Day, we are recognizing the valuable and enormous impact all women have on the socio-economic system. Women are invaluable to the economy; however, we receive lower wages and experience greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. No more.
Anyone, anywhere, can join this resistance. Let's make March 8 a day without a woman. You can participate in one or all of the following ways:
1. Women, take the day off--from paid and unpaid labor;
2. Avoid shopping for one day (*except for small, women- and minority-owned businesses); and
3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.
We will make this A Day Without a Woman in the interest of equity, justice, and human rights. When millions of us stood together in January, we saw clearly that our army of love greatly outnumbers that of fear, greed, and hatred. Let's raise our voices together again, to say the women's rights are human rights, regardless of a woman's race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.
For more information about A Day Without A Woman, visit the Women's March website and International Women's Strike USA's page. Please search on Facebook for a March 8th Rally happening near you! Finally, please reflect on Tamika Mallory's words:
"PSA: there is no such thing as a privileged strike. Ain't nothing privileged about sacrificing a day of work to be part of the movement. The immigrant community just held 'A Day Without An Immigrant' and I'm pretty sure folks sacrificed to stay home from work and school, close stores etc.
I'm sure when Rosa Parks was sitting on that bus, people (including her own kind) were telling her she was stirring up trouble and seriously threatening her to move to the back of the bus! Don't let people who have no knowledge or real understanding of history throw you off the mission.
Keep your eyes on liberation!"