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 solidarity. 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.
We also recognize that women’s lives, situations and existences look different. Women and their experiences are not a monolith and in honor of that, we offer a multitude of ways for women to enter into this day in whatever capacity they can. Please see attached ways of participation in this event.
The event will be a day-long celebration, kicking off with an online campaign at 8AM underneath the hashtags #withoutwomenSAV #Savannahwomen #adaywithoutawoman hashtags that showcases the reality of women’s contributions in the workforce, at home and elsewhere. At 12PM, organizations that support and foster women will gather in Johnson Square to offer information and ways of participation.
At 5PM, we will close the day with a rally featuring speeches from representatives of The Rape Crisis Center, Savannah Undocumented Youth Alliance, T.E.E. (Trans Empowerment), Planned Parenthood, Agape Empowerment Ministries, Moms Demand Action, Black Heritage Festival, Georgia WIN List, Harambee House and Deep.
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.