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NYC Speak Out In Honor of International Women's Day

word-placards-we-wont-go-back.jpgInternational 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 nyc@defendwomensrights.org.

WHEN
March 12, 2016 at 1pm - 3pm
WHERE
116th and Lexington Avenue
CONTACT
NYC WORD ·
50 RSVPS
Kerbie Joseph Graciela Pichardo Brooke Cerda Guzmán Selina Diaz Michaela Kay Luciane Pacius Jessica Peñaranda Eva Maria Saavedra Paloma Zapata Zuleyka Lizbeth Hamilton Alicia Vera Prieto Alexandra Leen Ali Glembocki Mike Chrisemer Jessica Belledonne Calderón Shani Hailia Martha Ramos David Morillo Brooke Cerda Guzmàn Karina Garcia Amanda Ocasio Sumin Sawon Shawn Garcia Asi Nuon Lexix Rodriguez Yolanda Edwards Tadii Nandalii Yari Osorio Iqra Shafiq Gammy Alvarez Maricruz Isabella Herrera Elizabeth Birriel Karla Reyes Monica Joy Rachel Silang Johana Deleon Dari Rodriguez Lili Huang Antoinette Legnini Sapphira Lurie Reyna Wang Becca Erwin Sasha Murphy Sofia Dadap Hertencia Petersen Benu Ma'at Clair Sanchez Yanina Del Carmen Calders

Will you come?