NYC Speak Out In Honor of International Women's Day
International Women’s Day or Working Women’s Day originated more than 100 years ago, to celebrate the political, economic and social gains of women won through struggle. On March 8, 1857, New York women took to the streets to protest dangerous working conditions for women textile workers. To this day, International Women’s Day serves as a reminder of the need for militant fight back in the unfinished struggle for women’s liberation.
We know equality has not been achieved because we see oppression every day in our own lives. Women face challenges in accessing contraception and abortion and struggling to provide for our families on unequal wages and without guaranteed paid leave; we wonder if the harassment on the street is going to turn into something even worse; we can see all the ways that race, sexual/gender identity and class double and triple our oppression.
We continue fighting to keep the gains we have made and mobilizing to demand full equality. This is the way we honor International Women’s Day: as a celebration of struggle and a day to look ahead towards continuing to build the struggle for women’s equality.
We hope you can join us Saturday March 12th. For more information or to get involved email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.