Wednesday, March 8, 2017

International Women's Day For All

International Women's Day (IWD) celebrated on March 8th was originally called International Working Women's Day & started as a Socialist political event combining the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, especially those in the Soviet Bloc. The earliest Women’s Day observance in the USA was held on February 28th 1909 in New York organized by the Socialist Party of America in remembrance of the 1908 strike of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. This year’s theme is “Be Bold For Change” encouraging women to be bolder, stronger & more powerful in all spheres of life, especially in the Trump administration. Jessica Stern Executive Director OutRight Action International stated, “Every year on International Women’s Day we are reminded that we still live in a world where most women are left behind. This is especially true for lesbian & bisexual women as well as trans & intersex people (LBTI people) who face multiple & intersecting forms of discrimination daily… Today, I ask that you help to make visible to struggles of LBTI people, to bridge the gap between exclusion & being accounted for. I ask that you make space to talk about LBTI inclusion with a stranger, a friend, or a family member. I ask that you go to an event to learn more about the issues impacting our communities. Finally, I ask that you never let hateful & divisive rhetoric & action trump common humanity or the universality of all human rights & all human beings.”
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