International Women's Day Speak-out
Wednesday, March 8th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
International Women's Day, observed annually on March 8th, is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Women and their allies will act together on International Women's Day for equity, justice, and the human rights of women through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity--the International Women's Strike.
The strike is an international day of action that has been planned and organized by women in more than thirty countries. In the United States, the organizers of January's Women's March on Washington have named this one-day economic strike A Day Without A Woman.
On that day, women are encouraged to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor, if they can.
On that day, everyone is encouraged to avoid shopping in stores and online, except to patronize small, woman-owned, and minority-owned businesses.
On that day, everyone can wear red to show solidarity with the strike.
On that day, everyone would protest and demonstrate. In Kensington, Occupy Kensington is hosting a speak-out in Kensington Plaza from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All are welcome.
at Church Avenue and Beverley Road, in front of Walgreens