International Women's Strike - March 8, 2017
The International women’s strike on March 8 this year took place in 50 countries. The international committee, of which the US committee was a part, held regular meetings, coordinated actions, and learnt from each other’s tactics in the period building up to March 8. Each country had its own national committee, and the national committees further had local committees.
The international committee consisted of women from diverse political traditions. There was a high degree of democratic debate, sharp disagreements and underlying that—an urgent political desire for unity in action.
In the US, some form of action —ranging from workplace strikes and demonstrations to workshops and conference— took place in 14 major cities, including, NYC, LA. Chicago, SF, Philadelphia and others. Three School Districts, Alexandria City Public Schools in Virginia, Prince George’s County public schools in Maryland, and the Chapel Hill-Carrboro school district in North Carolina closed down.
For more details visit: https://www.womenstrikeus.org
Tithi's writing on the International Women’s Strike of March 8, 2017
- Women of America: we're going on strike. Join us so Trump will see our power
- Strikes were a part of Women's Day before. With Trump, they will be again
- When Did Solidarity Among Working Women Become a 'Privilege'?
- What's the Women's Strike Means
Tithi Bhattacharya in the media
- Why Women Are on Strike
- Women in More Than 50 Countries Set to Strike Today on International Women's Day
- What Men Can Do to Support the Women's Strike
- 'A Day Without a Woman' strike aims to raise awareness
- The "Day Without a Woman" strike, explained
- On March 8, Prepare for a National Women's Strike
- Women Strike Against Capital - and To Take Back Feminism
- Building "Feminism for the 99 Percent," Women's Strike Will Take Many Forms
- International Women's Strike Aims to Help the 'Marginalized and Silenced'
- Feminists have work ahead to defeat Trump
- #womenStrike organizers Tithi Bhattacharya & Kate D Griffiths (Soundcloud)
- From Women's March to Women's Strike