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