it’s on! the women’s general strike is happening on march 8

February 17, 2017

If you’re wondering what the civil rights movement was like, look no further than our current political climate. And if you’re wondering how to make your voice heard with action, the organizers of the Women’s March on Washington have set a date for their general strike dubbed ‘A Day Without A Woman’ on March 8th, coinciding with International Women’s Day. The announcement comes as protests of all kinds and motivations are springing up in opposition to this administration. In a post on Instagram, the organizers said the following: “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.” You can read the full post via their Instagram and get updates for future actions there as well! Let’s rise up and as the organizers, “Remember: this is a marathon, not a sprint.”

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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