Day Without A Woman Connecticut
On International Women’s Day, March 8th, women and our allies will act together for equity, justice, and the human rights of women, through a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity in a Day Without A Woman.
The Women’s March supports the feminists of color and grassroots groups organizing the International Women’s Strike. In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women’s March, together we will mark the day by 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.
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.
- Make a donation to an organization that supports women.
- Send a message of positivity on social media
We stand in recognition and in solidarity that some women cannot take off work without risking their jobs and their livelihood. We do not recommend anything that would put your livelihood at risk, and instead recommend taking the day off from work around the home. The choice to wear RED on March 8th will send a symbolic message regardless of how you participate in #DayWithoutAWoman that we stand together in love, revolution, energy, and sacrifice.
Male allies are also encouraged to show support by taking care of children and housework, or by starting conversations with decisionmakers in their workplace about how to promote family-friendly policies like paid leave or flexible scheduling.
We applaud the efforts of Sleeping Giant, #GrabYourWallet, and others to bring public accountability to unethical corporate practices. To that end, we have endeavored to build a list, with your help, of businesses to shop or drop right here in Connecticut. As we mark A Day Without A Woman, we do so in support and solidarity of these and all efforts 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.
Livingston, Adler, Pulda, Meiklejohn & Kelly, P.C.
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Women’s Day at the Capitol
Intersectional Feminism Revisited
The main event will take place from 10 a.m. 12 p.m. on March 8, 2017 in the Old Judiciary Room of the State Capitol and will be followed by a working lunch and panel in the same room from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. This event is free and open to all.
Register here: http://bit.ly/IWDCT2017
Trinity College, Mather Hall, 4:15
Race, Refugees and the Present Crisis
Join Eric Tang, University of Texas, Austin professor in the African and African Diaspora Studies Department and core faculty with the Center for Asian American Studies in this discussion of his new book Unsettled: Cambodian Refugees in the NYC Hyperghetto and its relevance for the present moment. Talk will be followed by performance by Angkor Dance Troupe. Food will be served. Free and open to the public.
The Greater New Haven Peace Council in conjunction with many local co-hosts and sponsors present International Women’s Day 2017 in New Haven. More information here: http://bit.ly/IWDNHV2017
Events & Locations:
March 7th, 2017
6:30 – 9:30 pm: Kickoff at SCSU’s Adanti Ballroom (345 Fitch Street)
March 8th, 2017
7 – 9 am: Mindfulness Breakfast at New Haven City Hall (165 Church Street)
12 – 1:45 pm: Panel Discussion at Gateway Community College (20 Church Street)
2:30 – 4:30 pm: Film Screening of “Side by Side” at New Haven Free Public Library (133 Elm Street)
5:30 – 7:30 pm: Continuing the Conversation at Musical Intervention (23 Temple Street)
March 8th, 2017
9 am – 9 pm: Peaceful Rally at the The Whale Tale
March 15th, 2017
5:30 – 7:45 pm: A Celebration of International Women’s Day