On MARCH 8th, Utah Women Unite will use International Equality Day, to act together for equity, justice and the human rights of women, through a one-day demonstration of economic and legislative solidarity. We will strike and use that time instead to elevate our status in this state!
We will gather at the Utah Capital Courtyard (northside) at 10am.
Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, in one or all of the following ways:
Women take the day off, from paid and unpaid labor
Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses).
Wear RED in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman
10,000 of us showed up the first day of the session. We have been back every day since then. We proposed and ERA ratification bill that has been denied even the chance for a public hearing.
WE HAVE BEEN IGNORED.
UWU will gather at the Utah Capital Courtyard (northside) at 10am. Where we will line up and walk into our Capital Building, wearing RED. (please do not bring posters or signs) This is a DIRECT ACTION. We will provide signs declaring that we are not outsiders. We may be ignored but we will not be silenced anymore. We will give our legislators one last time this session to hear us, and not ignore us! Utah Women Unite will walk into the capital building in lines to request meetings individually with our legislators because it is time that they listen to women. You will have a chance to request individual time with your Representatives and Senators. If they come out to listen you will sign their posters in GOLD ink declaring that they listen to women. If they do not come out we Initial in Red Ink. At Noon all legislators are invited to our first LISTENING legislative session in the Rotunda. Letting our legislators clearly know that even if they choose to ignore us we will never be silenced. UWU understands the parking and accessibility is a problem, We encourage everyone to park at or take public transportation to City Creek Mall and we will have transportation (including ADA from there to the Capital building.)
We support the feminists of color and grassroots groups organizing the International Women’s Strike on International Women's Day, March 8th, 2017. In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women's March, 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.
For ADA questions and accommodations please contact Psarah Johnson at (801)897-3139