Wednesday, March 8 (All day)
(Adapted from Women's March, International Women's Day, jezebel.com, and International Women's Strike)
There are a number of groups that will come together in Washington Square Park in NYC for International Women's Day on March 8th.
Some organizers have requested that participants wear pink or red.
Some are advocating that the day be an International Women’s Strike (see the list of events from the Women's March which start at 9:15 am - you can sign up here)
Still others have noted that not all women can afford to strike for a day.
Those who can't march have been urged to withhold their wallet for the day.
At 4 PM there will be a rally in Washington Square Park, and at 5:30 PM a march to Zuccotti Park. The march will make some stops along the way, with performances in front of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory site, the Varick Street Immigration Detention Center, Stonewall, City Hall, the African Burial Ground and the former slave market, financial institutions funding the Dakota Access Pipeline, and others.
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century - and continue's to grow from strength to strength.
You can join in this great day of action!
More info at https://www.internationalwomensday.com/