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A Day without A Woman

Last Saturday, I gathered with a handful of L.A. folks to discuss plans for March 8, 2017: Women’s Day. People from dozens of different countries will be striking and taking other action in “A Day without A Woman.” 

What can you do? Lots. I wrote about that over at Progressive Army today. Please check it out.

#WomenStrikeLA


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You don’t have to be a woman to show up, in whatever ways you can. You don’t have to think of yourself as a feminist or an activist. You don’t have to feel the exact same pains as those around you.

Solidarity isn’t about sharing the same pains. It’s about showing up to acknowledge both the pain that exists outside yourself and your commitment to change. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor spoke to this beautifully in her Anti-Inauguration speech:

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  1. February 23, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Wonderful

  2. February 23, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Deb, can you explain briefly what the point of the march is?

    • February 25, 2017 at 8:20 am

      I recommend checking the links I included in the article. 🙂 If you’re concerned actions like the many, various ones being taken globally that day are meaningless annoyances (as one trashed comment suggested), I’d suggest looking at This Is An Uprising for a history of how (non-violent) movements actually have worked throughout history. MLK, Jr.’s “Letter from A Birmingham Jail” is shorter while also circumventing popular but misbegotten notions about what does and does not “work.” I might write on all this later, but it’s not a priority for me now … especially with so many having written so eloquently on the matter for ages before I could even pick up a pen!

      • February 27, 2017 at 12:38 pm

        “meaningless annoyances” – I would never think that. I was curious as to the desired outcomes of THIS particular march. I’ll check the links, thanks.

  3. March 3, 2017 at 12:14 pm

    Lovely post!

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