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MARCH 8: #ADAYWITHOUTAWOMAN

MARCH 8th we STRIKE.

How to participate?  Many of us are wearing red, supporting local women-owned businesses and divesting from BIG BANKS to smaller banks.

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Or please attend these fun events ..

and let me know if I’m missing one! 🙂 Phoebe.hopps@gmail.com

Whitmore Lake

https://www.facebook.com/events/620719821458845/

Marquette

https://www.facebook.com/events/1076717602474717/

Detroit

Awesome event raising money for Freedom House: https://www.facebook.com/events/1874937462753719/

Speak Out: https://www.facebook.com/events/270084430091202/

3/8 at Tangent Gallery:

http://www.metrotimes.com/the-scene/archives/2017/03/02/celebrate-international-womens-day-at-tangent-gallery

Saturday 3/11: https://www.facebook.com/events/1232326226858432/permalink/1292022980888756/

Tattoos! Whitmore Lake

https://www.facebook.com/events/620719821458845/

Traverse City

Traverse City SUPPORTS International Women’s Day! https://www.facebook.com/events/1018246144941602/

While women are encouraged to STRIKE on 3/8, we realize that perhaps SUPPORTING women owned businesses might me more fruitful in our community! *It’s all about what works in your community anyhow*

We will do a biz crawl (a sea of red with signs?) from Morsels at 5pm to Rare Bird! .. Supporting local businesses along the way!

We do encourage everyone to wear RED .. and to add more businesses to our “biz crawl” in honor of International Women’s Day (or to add any specials you might have!) please message me or text: 313-303-7381 😉

 

Beloved friends we will be offering day-long programming of workshops on meditation, dialogue, Reaching Across The Divide, and peacemaking. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring a brown bag lunch. Details will follow!

Grand Rapids

Fountain Street Church : https://www.facebook.com/events/595970160610752/

Lansing

Capitol protest in works!  https://www.facebook.com/events/195814090892968/

The Mason and Dansville area (rural areas south of Lansing) will be meeting for a casual event at Bad Brewing (co-owned by a woman) in Mason at 7:00 PM on the 8th. We will be writing postcards, collecting feminine hygiene products for donation, wearing red, and mingling with someone from the Lansing Planned Parenthood as well as Darlene Domanik who is running against our district House Representative Mike Bishop.

Ann Arbor & Ypsilanti

https://www.facebook.com/March-8-Womens-Strike-Ann-Arbor-484967678558289/

Some local events to attend on Day without a Woman Strike day this Wednesday in correlation with March 8 is International Women’s Day! To accommodate the many local events planned in celebration, Washtenaw NOW’s next Feminist Happy Hour and Anti-Street Harassment Planning Initiative have been moved to March 15, 6-8pm, in the lower level of Bona Sera Restaurant (200 West Michigan Ave in Ypsi).

International Women’s Day (IWD) has become a day for worldwide reflection on the current state of women’s right and gender equality, a day to celebrate achievements and a day to call attention to the persistence of gender inequality in many key areas. IWD has been a day to build worldwide solidarity in the struggle for gender equality. The United Nations has celebrated IWD with a different theme every year in order to address the many and diverse areas in need of further and significant progress. In 2017 we have a renewed and reinvigorated call for gender equality in its interconnections with other main sources of social, economic and political inequality such as class, race, disability, sexual orientation, and national origin, among others. Following important women’s strikes and demonstrations in Latin American and Europe, and the Women’s March in Washington and cities all over the U.S. and the world, the 2017 IWD has become a day to build on all these recent marches, strikes, demonstrations and further build transnational women’s solidarity and movements. The 2017 IWD’s main world call is for an “International Women’s Strike,” inclusive of all women and of all forms of work women do. For this reason, participation in the transnational women’s strike can take several forms, from boycotts to worker’s rights, to negotiations, demonstrations and marches.

Many LOCAL events are being planned for this day and we wanted to make you aware of these! The A2 Women’s Strike coalition is building for a local day of action. The plan for the day is as follows:

*Day-long Actions* in Ann Arbor:

On Campus (The Diag)
Open University
teach-ins
classes held outside

In Town (Liberty Plaza)
Solidarity Space
clothing swap, kids’ activities,
armband making, potluck

*Evening Mass Action* in Ann Arbor
5pm Liberty Plaza
mass gathering and march

Check the Facebook event for evolving details on the day: https://www.facebook.com/events/1221174451293863/

Also in Ann Arbor:
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender and the Department of Women’s Studies: Lane Hall will be open and available on Wednesday, March 8, International Women’s Day, to any University of Michigan students, faculty, staff, and community members seeking a safe and accessible space for rejuventation, discussion, and action in pursuit of gender equity and justice. Free snacks and refreshments will be available. To reserve meeting space for discussion or social justice work, please send requests to irwg@umich.edu. At 3pm in Room 2239, listen to Victoria Reyes’ research talk, “The Rape of Nicole and the Murder of Jennifer: Gender, Sovereignty and the U.S. Military in Subic Bay, Philippines.“ More information: goo.gl/g14sJC. Lane Hall is located at 204 S. State Street, Ann Arbor, MI. Ramp and elevator access at E. Washington Street entrance. A gender neutral restroom is available on the first floor.
In Ypsilanti:

http://www.emich.edu/wgstudies/internationalwomensday.pdf 
Join EMU’s Women’s and Gender Studies Department as we participate in the 2017 International Women’s Strike movement with women around the world. We will gather on Wednesday, March 8th from 12:00 – 2:00 pm, meeting first in the EMU Student Union, Room 300. Weather permitting, we will then proceed to march outside to a location near Boone Hall.We are inviting all who would like to join us in a demonstration in order to call for:
– An End to Gender Violence
– Reproductive Justice
– Labor Rights
– Full Social Provisioning
– An Antiracist and Anti-imperialist Feminism, and
– Environmental Justice

For information on the NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL initiatives planned for March 8 see https://www.womensmarch.com/womensday/ and Our Platform – womenstrikeus.org

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