'A Day Without Women' Strike Is Coming In March
Following the Day Without Immigrants strike, the Women’s March group announced on their social media page that 'A Day Without Women' strike is set for March 8th. The strike coincidentally coincides with International Women’s Day.
The Women’s March announced to its 409,000 Instagram followers: "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."
There were no specifics released about the general strike, however; it suggest that women gather with friends, family, and neighbors to brainstorm ways to improve their communities, stand up to administration, implement resistance and self-care into their daily routine.
The march encourages their audience to express their support for women's rights, reproductive rights, ending gender-based violence, LGBTQIA rights, workers rights, civil rights, immigrant rights, religious freedom and environmental justice.
If you’re interested in joining the march and standing with women everywhere, follow the Women’s March Instagram page for more information!