A Day Without a Woman at CivicActions

A Day Without a Woman

On March 8th, International Women’s Day, we’re standing together with the women at CivicActions who choose to take the day off in support of women’s equality for “A Day Without a Woman”.

The Women’s March movement was an amazing display of solidarity and support for women — and it’s important to continue raising awareness around gender equality in order to effect true change. This coming day of activism is a peaceful and powerful way to demonstrate that we value women and recognize the power of unity.

While some women won’t be able to take the day off for fear of losing jobs or wages, those of us who can will demonstrate in kindness, advocating for a world in which women have equal opportunity in the workplace — not just in word, but in fact.

To all of the wonderful men that we work with, we ask you pick up the slack that will be left while we’re out — taking a day to recognize the value brought to the workforce by women and to appreciate the deep influence of women in every industry. We also encourage you to support the other women in your life who may take the day off, and invite everyone to wear red (we have red CivicActions shirts!) to show you’re an advocate of gender equality.

We’d love to hear (and see!) what you do with the day; please share on Twitter or Slack or in the comments below. If you’re looking for ways to participate on March 8, check out
www.womenstrikeus.org/events/2017-03-08/ for events near you.

The statement from womensmarch.com:

In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, 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. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.

Learn more about A Day Without a Woman at the website: www.womensmarch.com/womensday

2017-03-31T06:19:52+00:00 Categories: Culture, Events|

About the Author:

Alaine Karoleff joined CivicActions in 2014 as an Agile Project Manager / ScrumMaster. With her love for making lists and all things productive, she aims to keep projects running effectively with a transparent and painless process.

Alaine has had the pleasure of working with many great non-profits and educational institutes, including the University of Michigan Energy Institute, ACLU of Michigan, and the National Voices Project. Alaine skillfully held a bipartisan position between team members and the client teams to negotiate the best interest of all stakeholders. She was crucial in creating a collaborative and supportive work environment for her team, but also in confirming clients understood every detail of the project, and ensuring the scheduled deliverables were met.

Some of Alaine’s other clients include the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, numerous centers and departments with the University of Michigan, Gift of Life Michigan, Gene Codes, ACLU of Arizona, Michigan League of Conservation Voters, and the Arab American National Museum.
Before joining the team, Alaine worked as the project manager at Inner Circle Media, a web development and marketing firm headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI. She also brings to the team her experiences gained from previously teaching high school English and speech/debate – which helped her become more efficient, attentive, flexible and reliable.

Alaine received her BA degree from Eastern Michigan University in secondary education with a minor in communication. She is also certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Outside of her Mac screen, Alaine likes to travel, explore photography, see as many live music shows as possible (and still make it to work the next day), and enjoy the great outdoors.