March 5th Action: We Prepare for #daywithoutawoman
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.
We want this to be a day where women feel empowered to take a stance on their value in the workplace and the world beyond." #DayWithoutAWoman #IStrikeFor A day where women feel empowered to take a stance on their value in the workplace and the world beyond.
How can you participate?
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
2) How can men participate?
Consider the ways that the women in your life care for and support you (your family, your office, etc.) daily, and imagine how you can provide that support to women in your life.
Lean into care work and housework; If you are partnered with a woman, review with her what domestic work she does. Maybe this means staying home to watch your children, or taking them to work with you.
Bring up equal pay at work, paid family leave, find out how much your women co-workers. Consider scheduling a meeting with the decision-makers at the workplace to advocate for female counterparts.
Reflect on your expectations of the women you work with in the office. For instance, do you expect them to clean up after meetings, order the food, etc.? Consider the space you take up in conversation. Start by taking action in these areas today.
Wear red in solidarity.
3) What businesses should I avoid?
Please see our Divestment guide from Women’s March Florida and National Women’s Liberation.
4) How should I tell my employer?
Use this template! https://www.womensmarch.com/letter
5) How do I sign up for my neighborhood Women’s March Chapter 3/8/2017 Candlelight Vigil?
-Central Florida (Orlando)
-SW Florida (Naples Collier Ft. Myers)
-West Palm Beach
-Central Gulf Coast