Women, Workers Join Together to Celebrate All Inclusive Women’s Rights Event to Continue Fight Against Oppression of Women
CHICAGO – In the spirit of International Women’s Day, local community and labor organizations will hold a 7 p.m. indoor rally on Wednesday, March 8, to celebrate those who have been leading the fight for women’s rights. As an event organized by and for women, the coalition plans to play a part in building an all-inclusive women’s rights movement—for all women who have been marginalized and silenced.
Working women, women of color, Native women, women with disabilities, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, queer and trans women will gather in solidarity to speak out about the issues of anti-racism, low wage workers’ rights, reproductive freedom, union rights, LGBTQ rights, women’s equality and more. A line up of speakers from participating organizations will share with each other the struggles of all working women as it relates to the oppression women are facing around the world.
The evening rally will be one of politics and culture. It will also feature a dj and performances by spoken word poets, singers, praise dancers, and a church choir (comprised of immigrants and refugees).
WHO: Women. Workers. Labor & Community Organizations. Faith leaders. Families. Children.
WHAT: International Women’s Day Rally in Solidarity with Women’s Struggles All Over the World featuring speakers, singers, dancers, poets, dj.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2017; 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Chicago Teacher’s Union Hall, 1901 W. Carroll Ave.
WHY: To celebrate International Women’s Day, build a new women’s movement and to continue the fight against the oppression of women
Co a lition Endorsements: Chi cago Teachers Union, Arab American Action Network, Chicago Socialists – ISO, Chicago Alliance
Against Racist and Political Repression, Chicago Democratic Socialists of America, Fight For 15 Chicago, Freedom Road Socialist
Organization, GABRIELA USA, Grassroots Collaborative, Haymarket Books, SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana, Solidarity: A
Socialist Feminist Organization, United Working Families, Women’s Desk Fellowship for Filipino Migrants, Anakbayan Chicago