8th March International Women's Day Los Angeles: Rock, Rap & Speakout vs Poverty, Prisons & War

Gather 2pm

MacArthur Park

Wilshire Blvd betw Alvarado & Park View, LA 90057
Metro: Westlake/MacArthur Park
Will include concert, speakout, people’s art show, children’s activities, food and more… All welcome. 
LA Planning group thus far, the list is growing so it’s not too late for you to join in! Alexandria House; California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement; DCFS Give Us Back Our Children; Every Mother is a Working Mother Network; Food Not Bombs; Feminists Working on Real Democracy (F*WORD, Santa Cruz); Long Beach Area Peace Network; Martin Luther King Coalition of Greater LA; Pat Alviso, Rossana Cambron, Jeff Merrick, military family peace activists; No More Jails LA; Orange Co. Peace Coalition; Sin Barras, Santa Cruz; Bilal Ali, statewide coordinator Homeless Bill of Rights, WRAP; Women of Color/Global Women’s Strike & GWS/LA; Veterans for Peace Chapters 067 (Long Beach) & 110 (OC) 
Let us know if you’re a musician/artist who’s interested, or if your group would like to cosponsor! 
To help plan for March 8th or to be kept informed, contact us at 323-276-9833 or la@allwomencount.net  

Background: In 2000, women in Ireland asked their national women’s commission to call for a one day women’s strike on International Women’s Day urging governments to count & value unwaged work in the home, on the land and in the community, and the Global Women’s Strike made it international. Women in the Strike had open meetings to develop the demands, which were agreed upon across national boundaries (http://www.globalwomenstrike.net/content/global-womens-strike-demands). Since then, global events have been called annually by the Global Women’s Strike & Women of Color/GWS. The global theme this year is Women Against Repression & Occupation, and events will take place in several countries in the Global North & South and in several US cities. This year’s IWD event is the 15th in So California.