Day Without A Woman Celebration At Ashley Pond

COMMUNITY News:

Join us for International Women’s Day/A Day Without a Woman Celebration at 11:30 a.m., March 8 at Ashley Pond Park in Los Alamos.

In the spirit of the Day Without Immigrants, A Day Without a Woman aims to demonstrate the impact that the female workforce has on our daily lives. 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.

Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler

In Los Alamos, women and their male allies will gather at 11:30 a.m. at Ashley Pond Park to listen to a few brief inspirational speakers recognizing women’s rights issues, including Los Alamos County Councilor Chris Chandler and Voices of Los Alamos organizer Cristina Olds. Please join us on your lunch break on International Women’s Day. We recognize the intersecting identities of women and celebrate these intersections on this day.

Following the lead of the Women’s March on Washington guidelines for the action, all women are encouraged to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor, refrain from shopping or only shop at women-owned businesses, and wear red in solidarity. Pink hats from the Women’s March are a suggested accessory.

After the rally, we will recognize some of the 100-plus women-owned businesses or co-owned businesses in Los Alamos County and document them through photos.

The Women’s March on Washington and its platform can be found at https://www.womensmarch.com, and details for the local event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/691181054400497/

To speak to the event organizer, contact Tina DeYoe at tina@uulosalamos.org.

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