All You Need To Know About a #DayWithoutAWoman
On March 8, International Women's Day takes place and the Women's March is honoring it with "A Day Without a Woman" campaign.
Established to recognize and highlight "the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system," the movement will be joined by millions of women and allies from around the world.
To get involved, the Women's March site encourages participants to do one or more of the following acts:
1. Take the day off from work (paid and unpaid)
2. Avoid shopping for one day (except to support small, women/minority-owned businesses)
3. Wear red in solidarity
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
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