We dedicate this year’s International Women’s Day actions to Berta Cáceres, co-founder of COPINH (Civic Council of Grassroots and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras) and social movement leader who was assassinated in her own home on March 3, 2016 for the work that she did to fight the Honduran government and transnational corporations.
Members of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and World March of Women US chapter took action throughout the week of International Women's Day:
NATIONAL ONLINE ACTION MARCH 10: Feminists Unite Against Hate!
Click Here to check out the summary and top tweets of our Live Tweet Action during the Republican debate in Miami, FL on March 10th.
On March 10th, women of color from Miami Workers Center took to the streets of Miami to protest the Republican presidential debate happening in their city. Click here for more photos
Watch video clips from the action:
“This is Trenise Bryant from the Miami Workers Center. We’re out here protesting tonight against the Republicans. The Republicans do not care about women and children, especially immigrants from other countries that are here with their families. They want to separate families and remove children from their families. We’re against that.”
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
Tuesday March 8th: In honor of International Women's Day, the SWOP Con Mujeres Committee hosted a webinar presentation by Dr. Irene Blea, who authored the book, Daughters of the West Mesa. This novel is based on a true story. In 2009, eleven female remains and an unborn fetus were discovered on the West Mesa outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. This presentation explored what happened and what is taking place now to solve these murders 7 years later. Click here to sign the petition!
Tuesday March 8th: Fight the Right, Deportations are Violence against Women! This March 8th, working women across the world celebrate the resistance of immigrant women and stand up against right-wing attacks against immigrant families! Click here for more photos!
News coverage from Oakland action:
Interview with Emily Lee of Chinese Progressive Association on KCBS radio
Marchan por los derechos de la mujer y contra las deportaciones by La Opinion (en español)
Reporte de Univison (en español)
Reporte de Telemundo (en español)
Fil-Ams Decry Obama Administrations Deportation Tactics Against Women by Balitang America
On Saturday, March 5th, Got Green? brought together a broad coalition of allies, including GGJ member Community to Community, to take over a site that the city of Seattle has designated will hold a new youth jail. With messages like #JailsAreToxic and #NoNewYouthJails, this action was pulled together as part of national #IWD2016 activities highlighting the effects of jails on women and families. Click here to see more photos from the action on Facebook
On Saturday, March 5th, Got Green's food team held a conversation on "What's your feminism like". Their work in the community has included increasing the amount of money that families would get under the "Fresh Bucks" program and ensuring that women and families have access to fresh food. Click to see more photos from the event
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
On Saturday, March 5th, GGJ member Fuerza Unida led the 26th annual International Women's Day march in San Antonio, TX. Joined by the Southwest Workers Union and other organizations, they brought together Black, Chicano, and indigenous communities, queer and trans people, artists, activists, and mothers. This is truly the kind of feminisms we should be building!
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, CALIFORNIA
On Saturday, March 5th, members of Causa Justa:: Just Cause held a political education session on making the connection between International Women's Day and migration. In the workshop, members shared their stories and their vision.
BRIDGETON, NEW JERSEY
On Tuesday March 8th, community members of El Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA-The Farmworker Support Committee) in Bridgeton New Jersey gathered to celebrate International Women's Day. Gloria Garcia (Red Blazer) was our guest speaker. Gloria has been an active member of CATA since 2007 and spoke about her struggles here in USA which opened up more conversations among the participants as they related to issues that affects them all.