Women's Strike on March 8
Women (cis and trans), lead inherently political lives, in the choices they make everyday while living in a society that still does not offer true equality. Striking is our way of protesting not just this administration but also the societal barriers that it reinforces.
The next large scale, planned strike is occurring this Wednesday, March 8.
This is the Women's Strike. It is a recommitment to the equality and diversity that is threatened under a Trump administration. It is a declaration of the fact that violence against women is still a planetary epidemic, that 25% of women live in countries with highly restrictive abortion laws, and, here at home, the United States is the only industrialized nation without paid parental leave!! It is a strike to remind our country, and the world, that freedom is universal only when each person is free and able to participate to the fullest of their abilities.
As the organizers have said, A Day Without a Woman is "to highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the U.S. and global economies, while calling attention to the economic injustices women and gender-nonconforming people continue to face."
1. READ the asks of the Woman's March and how to strike: organizers are asking participants to perform no labor (paid or unpaid) if they are able. If you don't have the luxury to do this, you can still participate in other ways by boycotting sexist companies, wearing red to show your support, and simply resisting gender roles.
2. SEND a letter to your boss to let them know why you won't be at work.
3. FIND an event for the Woman's Strike in your area
4. ATTEND the NYC rally in Washington Square Park
5. BOYCOTT a company you know to use sexism in advertising.
WHY IT'S IMPORTANT
Our current administration has shown itself to be, among other things, misogynistic in policy and rhetoric. We are moving backwards in terms of promoting the type of equality that is essential to the flourishing of a nation and the wellbeing of all of its citizens.
EDUCATE + ACT EVENTS COMING UP!
Tuesday, March 7th
5:00 PM SELF CARE WORKSHOP: Develop a practice that will support your well-being and help you to sustain positive self-care in these stressful times. More info + rsvp
7:00 PM NEWS LITERACY 101: Veteran journalists will provide tips on how to be an empowered and savvy news consumer, how to hold the media accountable (yes, you can!), and the lowdown on how the news is made. More info + rsvp