International Women's Day is here and organizers of the historic Women's March have dubbed this day "A Day Without Woman." The goal is to recognize “the huge 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.”
HOW TO GET DOWN?
You can participate by refraining from paid or unpaid work, by not shopping in stores or online (with the exception of local small businesses and women-owned businesses), and/or by wearing red, which signifies “revolutionary love and sacrifice.”
Organizers understand that a large number of women may not be able to participate due to personal obligations so you can take place on their behalf. "We strike for them."
WHAT TO DO WHILE ON STRIKE?
If you're able to take the day off work, there are a number of rallies and events taking place around the country. If you live in the LA area, The Women's March - Los Angeles Foundation is holding a rally in DTLA.
Visit the official Women's March website HERE to find a rally in your area.
Date: March 8
Time: 12pm - 2pm
Venue: City Hall DTLA 200 N Spring Street LA, CA 90012