Wednesday, March 8

International Women's Day

Exploring Women’s Rights: The 1908 Textile Strike
"On International Women's Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity. In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women's March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system--while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice. ..."
Womens March
Vanity Fair: Why Women Around the World Are Going on Strike Today
NY Times: Why Women Are On Strike
New Yorker: The Women’s Strike and the Messy Space of Change
Aljazeera: 'A Day Without a Woman' strike aims to raise awareness (Video)

2017 January: Women’s March Highlights as Huge Crowds Protest Trump: ‘We’re Not Going Away’