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March 8, 2017 — A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN

The Women’s March organization has scheduled a day of action for March 8, 2017 — A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN. Read on, to see how you can join in…

From the Women’s March website:

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.

The Women’s March supports the feminists of color and grassroots groups organizing the International Women’s Strike on International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2017. In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, together we will mark the day by 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. Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, 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 (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman

The Women’s March celebrates the labor the International Women’s Strike organizers and others in planning global actions. We are also inspired by recent courageous actions like the “Bodega strike” lead by Yemeni immigrant store owners in New York City and the Day Without Immigrants across the U.S. We applaud the efforts of #GrabYourWallet and others to bring public accountability to unethical corporate practices. As we mark A Day Without a Woman, we do so in support and solidarity of these and all efforts for equity, justice and human rights.

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Come Wednesday, March 8th, I’ll take the day off, wear all the red I own, and go to the nearby quaint village of Dunedin (Florida) — to patronize a couple of woman-owned businesses that I especially like. One is a nice-quality resale clothing shop. The other place sells everything from wind chimes to gorgeous “free size” tie-dyed blouses that drape soooo beautifully. I must have one of those blouses!

Women, and allies, what are your plans for March 8th, A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN?


About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.


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