A Day Without a Woman – Wednesday, March 8th

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Wednesday, March 8
A Day Without a Woman

A Message From: The Women’s March on Washington

On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women and all gender-oppressed people, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity.

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.

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. We are inspired by recent courageous actions like the “Bodega strike” lead by Yemeni immigrant store owners in New York City and the Day Without Immigrants across the U.S. We applaud the efforts of #GrabYourWallet and others to bring public accountability to unethical corporate practices. The Women’s March stands in solidarity with the International Women’s Strike organizers, feminists of color and grassroots groups in planning global actions for equity, justice and human rights.

When millions of us stood together in January, we saw clearly that our army of love greatly outnumbers that of fear, greed and hatred. Let’s raise our voices together again, to say that women’s rights are human rights, regardless of a woman’s race, ethnicity, religion, immigration status, sexual identity, gender expression, economic status, age or disability.

A Day Without a Woman Strike San Diego

Let’s not forget that we stand on the shoulders of many before us, farm workers, teachers, low wage workers, fast food workers – not always the most privileged but the most principled have engaged in strikes including our immigrant sisters and brothers last week to stand for what we believe in. You will not ignore our value and contributions. #womensmarch
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In Solidarity with A Day Without a Woman Strike, the OB Rag and San Diego Free Press will be dark on Wednesday, March 8th.

Calendar of Events for March 8th

Still We Persist
A Teach-in for International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8, 1pm
UCSD Biomedical Research Facility, Room 2A03
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Join us for a teach-in to mark International Women’s Day and the Day Without a Woman general strike. Speakers and conversation on violence against women, global reproductive justice, refugee women’s health, and transgender rights. Free and open to the public!

Women & Poverty: International Women’s Day

Wednesday, March 8, 6pm
Peace and Justice Theatre
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice
5998 Alcala Park (USD)
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The Kroc School’s Institute for Peace and Justice, in partnership with the United Nations Association in San Diego and Women’s Empowerment International, are celebrating International Women’s Day. This interactive panel discussion will feature topics related to the local and global challenges related to women in poverty. The IPJ Women PeaceMakers program would like to extend its invitation to the general public to join Councilmember, Barbara Bry; Executive Director of the Center for Policy Initiatives, Clare Crawford; Karan Kolb from Tribal Family Center and Elisa Sabatini from Via International, to spur discussion and actively seek solutions for issues pertaining to gender inequality.

People Over Profits SD Presents:
Women and Jails in an Era of Reform

Wednesday, March 8, 6:30pm
Border X Brewing
2181 Logan Ave (Barrio Logan)
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March is a month where we will be celebrating our queens and shedding a light on the injustices around women incarceration. Women are often overlooked in the criminal justice system and they represent the fastest growing population of incarcerated people in the United States. Trauma, sexual violence, and mental health issues are closely wrapped up with the increasing numbers. These include trauma, physical and behavioral health disorders, single-parenting, and poverty.

We will be dissecting a report titled, “Overlooked: Women and Jails in an Era of Reform” that was published by the Vera Institute of Justice throughout the month of March. This week we will be covering pages 1-12 of the report. Here’s the link to the report.

We Were Refugees Too: Educate to Action

Wednesday, March 8, 7pm
Hosted by Leichtag Foundation
Temple Emanu-El of San Diego
6299 Capri Dr.
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To continue the momentum from its community gathering on Feb. 2 to demonstrate support of refugees, the San Diego Jewish community and its allies will gather to discuss next steps at a second forum, “We Were Refugees Too: Educate for Action,” covering how the resettlement process works and ways to take action.

Mark Hetfield, U.S. President and CEO of HIAS, the oldest international migration and refugee resettlement agency in world, will be in San Diego and is a featured speaker for the event, providing a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about the issue on a national and international scale. Local attorneys will also speak about the constitutionality of the executive order and the current immigration process for refugees.

Attendees will be encouraged to participate and submit questions for the panel/Q&A portion of the event. After the discussion, attendees can learn more about volunteer opportunities, ways to contact their congressperson and other ways to take action in support of refugees.

The forum, open to the entire community, is being convened by the Anti-Defamation League of San Diego County, Jewish Family Service of San Diego and Leichtag Foundation. Speakers Include: Rabbi Devorah Marcus (moderator), Temple Emanu-El, Mark Hetfield, HIAS, Rick Barton, Procopio, Ginger Jacobs, Jacobs & Schlesinger LLP, Michael Hopkins, Jewish Family Service of San Diego, Tammy Gillies, ADL San Diego

Planned Parenthood – Rape Culture and Reproductive Justice:
A Feminist Perspective Event #womensrights

Wednesday, March 8, 7pm
San Diego State University,
5500 Campanile Dr
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As part of our campus educational efforts, we have organized an International Women’s Day panel and speaker event, featuring YouTube sex educator Laci Green. This event seeks to educate the community on intersectionality, rape culture and reproductive justice.


Compiled by Doug Porter at San Diego Free Press.


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