On January 23, women across the world came out to march in protest against President Donald Trump. Today, March 8, women hope to make another point by not showing up at work or in stores for A Day Without a Woman.
ARE YOU IN?
According to their website:
In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing 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. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice.
The lights that shine on the Statue of Liberty turned back on late Tuesday night. They had gone off more than an hour earlier. There’s no official word on why the lights went off. The internet speculated it was part of the “Day Without A Woman Protest”
Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:
- Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
- Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
- Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman
- A Day Without a Woman reaffirms our commitment to the Principles of Unity, which were collaboratively outlined for the Women’s March.
Protests taking place in South Florida:
- From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in St. Petersburg’s Williams Park, organizers will be hosting a series of speakers, including Kanika Tomalin, the Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg, and City Councilmember Amy Foster
- There’s a rally at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Field Office in Miami at 10:30 am.
- The West Palm Beach chapter of the Women’s March is hosting a beach cleanup from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boynton Inlet Park, so the ladies who aren’t working can still work!
- In Tampa, there will be an event beginning at 6 p.m. at the John Germany Library. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. and the forum will begin at 6 p.m. At 7:15 p.m., there will be a candlelight march to Gaslight Square Park, 410 N. Franklin St.
- There will be a protest march at Bayfront Park Amphitheater at 6 p.m., followed by a vigil from 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Information on A Day Without A Woman
Here is a template letter to inform your employer of your participation in A Day Without A Woman.
For a template “Out of the Office” auto-response email, click here.
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