A Day Without A Woman

Join us for:
A Day Without A Woman

Wednesday, March 8th – 9 am-12 noon

On International Women’s Day, we stand together with women for justice, equity and the human rights of women. On March 8th, the YWCA will open its doors to the community for an interactive lobby and press conference.
9-12 – Free coffee & donuts all morning
11 am – Press conference
Local leaders will discuss women and education, healthcare, equity, the Women’s Strike and the legacy of feminist organizing on International Women’s Day. Speakers include:

Raquel Rubio-Goldsmith, Professor, Mexican American Studies UA
Eva Carrillo Dong, Governing Board Member, Sunnyside School District
Regina Romero, Vice Mayor, City of Tucson
Kelly Fryer, CEO, YWCA Southern Arizona

9-12 – Action Stations
Each of these groups will have an action for you to take:
Take Back the Night – In support of sexual violence survivors
YWCA Promotoras – Raising awareness of domestic violence
LUPE (Lucha Unida de Padres y Estudiantes) – Protecting immigrant students & families

Join us at the YWCA’s Frances McClelland Community Center (525 N. Bonita Ave)
Why a Women’s Strike?
The organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have called for a nationwide “Day Without A Woman” on March 8th, International Women’s Day, to draw attention to 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. A Day Without A Woman is our opportunity to raise our voices together again, to say that women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.

Everyone can participate in some way. For example:

  1. Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor and/or;
  2. Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses) and/or;
  3. Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman.

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