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International Women’s Strike – Dialogue Session and Rally

Dialogue and Arts Session for Women’s Day of Action

Friday, February 24, 12:30-2:30pm, Room 5414; for more information email Travis.

Food and art supplies provided

To prepare for the Graduate Center community joining the March 8 International Women’s Strike/Day of Action, our GC PSC Solidarity Committee will host a dialogue and signs- / banner-making session.

  • 12:30-1:30pm: Discuss short readings about how women and allies can enhance the movement against Trump with bolder actions like the March 8 International Women’s Strike, and by centering those most endangered under his regime: women of color, LGBTQ women, immigrant women, Muslim women, and working-class women. Connect this to how women are underhired, underpaid, underpromoted, and mistreated at the Graduate Center and across CUNY — especially as adjuncts — which should be a major concern for our union.
  • 1:30-2:30pm: Create posters and a banner for the GC PSC contingent to use at the March 8 event

You can also find this event on Facebook.

 

March 8 International Women’s Strike: A Day Without A Woman

Wednesday, March 8, 12:30-1:30pm: rally for women’s work on the GC steps

NYC gathering time / location: TBA

For more information email Travis.

After the January 21 Women’s March amassed 1.2 million people in Washington D.C. and 673 sister protests around the globe (in total almost 5 million people), organizers now call on women and allies to strike on March 8 – International Women’s Day. Dubbed “A Day Without Women,” in reference to the massive 2006 “A Day Without Immigrants” May Day marches, protests will occur across the world, including New York City.

The Graduate Center community, in coordination with the GC PSC Solidarity Committee, will honor this call by holding a rally for women’s work on the Graduate Center steps, and then joining the NYC afternoon march as a campus contingent. We welcome you all to take collective action with us on this historic date.

 

Articles:

Beyond Lean-In: For a Feminism of the 99% and a Militant International Strike on March 8

Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything

Women’s March organisers plan a ‘day without women’ strike


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