The International Women’s Strike on March 8th, 2017 is an international day of action, planned and organized by women in more than 30 different countries.
In the spirit of solidarity and internationalism, in the United States March 8th will be a day of action organized by and for women who have been marginalized and silenced by decades of neoliberalism directed towards working women, women of color, Native women, disabled women, immigrant women, Muslim women, lesbian, queer and trans women.
March 8th will be the beginning of a new international feminist movement that organizes resistance not just against Trump and his misogynist policies, but also against the conditions that produced Trump, namely the decades long economic inequality, racial and sexual violence, and imperial wars abroad.
We celebrate the diversity of the many social groups that have come together for the International Women’s Strike. We come from many political traditions but are united around the following
Chicago specific details to follow. NOTE: there are multiple events being planned in solidarity with this event; please see individual additional postings.
Link to letter template for employers: https://www.womensmarch.com/letter
Anyone, anywhere, can join by making March 8th A Day Without a Woman: https://www.womensmarch.com/womensday/
Supporting Organizations: Arise Chicago
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
First Mexico, then Milwaukee; NOW CHICAGO
COME TOGETHER to
Strike Back Against Deportations!
Union Park (Ogden and Randolph)
Without us, this country cannot function
Spread the word!
Primero Mexico, despues Milwaukee, AHORA CHICAGO
Respuesta a las deportaciones!
Jueves el 16 de febrero
Parque Union (esquina de la Ogden y Randolph)
Sin nostoros, este pais se paraliza
Corre la voz!
Supporting Organizations: Coalition for Justice in Palestine (CJP), Chicago Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP)
The protests, rallies, and collective movement building that we are witnessing across the United States are inspiring. People from different struggles are coming together to disrupt agendas based on racism, bigotry, and Islamophobia and send a definite message that we will be fighting back.
In the midst of all this beautiful resistance, the White House announced that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be coming to DC to meet with Trump on February 15. We can expect that this meeting will result in even more open US support for Israeli policies that deny Palestinian rights, including the building of illegal settlements, and a further cementing of the “shared values” of racism and hate.
We must seize this opportunity to say loud and clear– from US to Palestine:#BuildMovementsNotWalls!
We are marching to:
Stop tearing apart families
Join us to march from Trump Tower to the Consulate General of Israel in Chicago. We will raise our voices loud and clear.
We will start at the Tribune Tower and march until we reach Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago, 401 N. WABASH AVENUE.
Buses will leave from Mosque Foundation, OPPC, and ICCI.
Co-sponsored by Chicago JVP.
Supporting Organizations: Resist Trump Tuesdays Chicago
In solidarity with women around the world, #ResistTrumpTuesdays Chicago will lead a powerful direct action and partial strike on March 7th, the eve of the International #WomensStrike in the United States and concurrent with the strike in many countries around the world.
Trump’s misogyny and hateful rhetoric triggered the massive#WomensMarch on January 21st, but the suffering and exploitation of women and working people everywhere long predates his administration. We are coming together to strike, protest, and pressure our elected officials to address the root cause of this suffering: the global corporate forces locking all of us into a race to the bottom in wages and working conditions.
Join us Tuesday, March 7th at 4:30pm for the International #WomensStrike to fight for the global economic justice we’ve always needed!
Supporting Organizations: Resist Trump Tuesdays Chicago
In Cook County Jail there are thousands of people locked up everyday for non-violent offenses that are taken away from their families, communities, jobs and convicted of being poor before they’ve even been convicted of a crime because they can’t afford their cash bail. That ain’t right! On February 10 we introduced a bail reform legislation with Rep. Christian Mitchell that would end cash bail for non-violent offenses and stop convicting people of being poor.
Donald Trump thinks that the way to solve the violence in Chicago is to send in the National Guard and increase police presence. What our city, state and country needs are more resources – a living wage, affordable housing, healthcare for all and fully funded public education – that is what will lessen crime and violence.
We’re also going to target Judge Evans who has yet to choose a side. We’re going to ask him to choose a side. Are you on the side of Donald Trump or are you on the side of the people?
Supporting Organizations: U of C Resists, https://www.facebook.com/uofcresists/
Contact Info: email@example.com
Three days after Donald Trump issued his Muslim Ban, and one day after a far-right racist in Québec murdered six Muslims in a Quebec City mosque, the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics announced its intention to invite Trump’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, “to discuss the rise of Trump, the current President’s management style, and why many Americans found Trump so relatable.”
We invite all of Chicago to take a stand against this normalization of bigotry, please share widely.
Supporting Organizations: National Lawyers Guild of Chicago
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
From 12PM to 1PM on Friday, Feb. 17 (#F17), #LawStrikesBack! Lawyers, legal workers, law students, paralegals, court interpreters, investigators, social service advocates, and others who work in the courts will gather in front of courthouses across the country in coordination with the nationwide#GeneralStrike strike planned for the same day.
This is an opportunity for the legal community to express our solidarity with the growing movements against the new regime and its white supremacist agenda. Engage your local community! Invite speakers, make signs, and share with your legal colleagues and allies!
Sponsored by the National Lawyers Guild (nlg.org)
Center for Constitutional Rights (ccrjustice.org)
People’s Law Office (peopleslawoffice.com)
Sugar Law Center for Social and Economic Justice (sugarlaw.org)
Water Protector Legal Collective (waterprotectorlegal.org)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
LatinoJustice PRLDEF (latinojustice.org)\
Abolitionist Law Center (abolitionistlawcenter.org)
Palestine Legal (palestinelegal.org)
TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) (tgijp.org)
Defending Dissent Foundation/ Bill of Rights Defense Committee
Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP) (srlp.org)
Civil Liberties Defense Center (cldc.org)
National Conference of Black Lawyers- Michigan Chapter
Thedford Garber Law (http://www.thedfordgarberlaw.com/)
If your legal organization would like to co-sponsor this event, please email NLG Director of Research and Education Traci Yoder at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
SPREAD THE WORD! Use #LawStrikesBack along with #F17 and #GeneralStrike.
Supporting Organizations: Chicago Students Union, Chicago Movement for the 99%
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CPS has announced a new round of cuts–this time totaling $46M. Instead of taking steps to reallocate TIF funds and implement a LaSalle street tax, CPS has decided to defund our education to remedy their mismanaged budget’s deficit.
The students of Chicago will not stand for another round of racially discriminatory and financially irresponsible budget cuts. Gov. Rauner, Mayor Emmanuel, and CPS CEO Claypool are launching an attack on public education, join us as we fight back!
We are calling for a meeting between student leaders and CPS officials to discuss real, long term solutions to the budget crisis.CPS has announced $46 million in budget cuts. These ten schools are losing 5% of their budgets, the highest amount in this round of cuts. The majority of these schools are top performing, ranked as CPS level one. However, these schools are also predominantly black and brown, low income, and have above average percentages of families with limited English.
For more background on this issue, please see https://www.facebook.com/thechicagostudentsunion/.
Supporting Organizations: Nasty Galentines
If you don’t like something, do something about it. We believe that protest actions can come from a place of love. So, leading up to this Valentine’s Day nasty women everywhere are sending Galentines to our local government officials with notes about a few of the issues that matter most to us.
We invite you to craft Nasty Galentines of your own and mail them to your local officials. No time to craft? We’ve created a few Nasty Galentine’s Day templates you can download, print, and mail.
Galentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to celebrating your lady friends. It lands on February 13 and was brought into existence by the wonderful creative team of the TV show, Parks and Recreation.
See link to download pre-designed cards.
Gathering at Daley Plaza at 11:00 am on February 17th. The strike continues until February 18th at noon.
Workers and Concerned People of Chicago To Conduct Mass Demonstrations, Walkouts, and Consumer Boycott To Protest Trump Administration.
As tensions continue to flare between U.S. citizens and President Donald J. Trump’s administration, concerned workers and citizens have declared a National Strike on February 17, 2017 (Twitter:#NationalStrike, #F17 #resisttrump #nobannowall #blacklivesmatter, #nodapletc). Open to all people we will join others across the country in a nationwide call to action. We call on people to make their voices heard by demonstrating against Donald Trump and his administration by not working, not attending school, not making any purchases, and participating in demonstrations.
This is an inclusive autonomous call to action. We welcome all people in their struggles against the Fascist Trump Regime.