‘Day Without A Woman’ details released
For those looking to participate in the upcoming “A Day Without A Woman” strike, organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have released additional information on how to observe the day.
Three action items are listed on the Women’s March website for “anyone, anywhere,” including:
1. Women take the day off work.
2. Exclusively shop at “small, women- and minority-owned businesses.”
3. Wear red “in solidarity.”
The strike is scheduled for International Women’s Day, March 8, and is meant to recognize “the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socioeconomic system, while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment and job insecurity,” according to the Women’s March website.
The concept and date were announced via social media earlier in February, and the Women’s March website says it “supports the feminists of color and grass-roots groups organizing the International Women’s Strike.”
“We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred,” said an Instagram post on February 14 from the official Women’s March account. “On March 8, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for ‘A Day Without A Woman.'”
In the spirit of women and their allies coming together for love and liberation, we offer A Day Without A Woman. We ask: do businesses support our communities, or do they drain our communities? Do they strive for gender equity or do they support the policies and leaders that perpetuate oppression? Do they align with a sustainable environment or do they profit off destruction and steal the futures of our children? We saw what happened when millions of us stood together in January, and now we know that our army of love greatly outnumbers the army of fear, greed and hatred. On March 8th, International Women’s Day, let’s unite again in our communities for A Day Without A Woman. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing more information on what actions on that day can look like for you. In the meantime, we are proud to support Strike4Democracy's #F17 National Day of Action to Push Back Against Assaults on Democratic Principles. This Friday, February 17th, gather your friends, families, neighbors, and start brainstorming ideas for how you can enhance your community, stand up to this administration, integrate resistance and self-care into your daily routine, and how you will channel your efforts for good on March 8th. Remember: this is a marathon, not a sprint. #DayWithoutAWoman #WomensMarch
The Women’s March on Washington took place the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration and more than 1 million people took part across the country. After the march, the group also issued “10 Actions in the first 100 Days” as a way to more formally engage the movement.