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RISE With Women Workers on International Women's Day in DC


Presented by One Billion Rising in Coalition with Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, the African American Policy Forum, American Federation of Teachers, Family Values @ Work, International Labor Rights Forum, Jobs with Justice, National Nurses United, National Domestic Workers Alliance, National Organization for Women, OUR Walmart (List in formation)

Join us! In this time of resistance, continue the radical energy by joining us for a rally in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, March 8th, International Women's Day. Women workers and their allies will come together and RISE for Dignity, Equality, and Respect.

Calling for an end workplace violence and harassment and to promote pay equity, one fair living wage, and labor rights at work, the event will feature live testimony and rallying cries from a diversity of voices, performances, songs, testimony, films, dance, poetry and more created and performed by women workers, activists and artists including Climbing PoeTree, Eve Ensler, Sophia Urista, Sophorn Yang, D.C. Labor Chorus, and more to be announced.

We come together to witness and listen to women workers and to honor the sacred and valuable work of women around the world, in all its forms, by demanding safe, violence-free workplaces.

On the day of and in solidarity with women across the world on March 8, including the International Women's Action and the Women's March: A Day Without a Woman. The event is FREE and open to the public. Let us know you plan to RISE with us, RSVP on the event page HERE.

WHAT: Women's Worker's Rising: A Rally in Solidarity with Women Workers on International Women's Day

WHERE: US Department of Labor, Washington, DC, 200 Constitution Ave.

WHEN: March 8, 2017 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm

RISE In Solidarity, JOIN US!

Female Fighter Series Continues in Partnership with GUERNICA & the Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative

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"The knee-jerk response to militarized women is dismissal and condemnation. Instead, the founder of V-Day argues, it is time to reexamine their stories and understand their wrath." In her latest piece, Eve invites readers to explorer the reasons women fighters around the world chose violence by following THE FEMALE FIGHTERS SERIES in Guernica Magazine. This revolutionary series pairs female writers with women who are fighting, or have fought, in armed resistance movements worldwide to bring to light the distinctive personalities, politics, and circumstances of participation. This series is in partnership with the Politics of Sexual Violence Initiative and V-Day.

READ Female Fighters Series Re-examines Women's Rage Around the World By Eve Ensler >

Of Monsters & Women: In search of the female extremist, somewhere between fantasy and fear by Nimmi Gowrinathan >

Difficult Forgiveness: In Colombia, a female fighter on life after FARC by Valeria Luiselli >

#RiseInSolidarity Videos from Communities Around the World

The incredible One Billion RISING energy continues as communities from around the world share images and videos from their 2017 events, spreading their local context and calls of solidarity. HERE are just a few:

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ONE BILLION RISING 2017: Defend the Sacred at the Portuguese Coast >

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In Bangladesh, a group of indigenous peoples participated in RISING
with the slogan "Courage is Contagious" >

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Sacred Dance for Women Rising "RISING FOR THE DIVINE FEMININE"
in Ubud, Bali >

Please visit the News & Blog for ongoing updates from RISINGS worldwide.


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