Dear Commons Community,
Yesterday was marked by marches, protests, strikes, and speakouts as women and men across the country supported International Women’s Day.
Also themed as a “A Day Without Women”, rallies were held from Alaska to Rhode Island which organizers described as a day of “economic solidarity.”
Women took the day off to “highlight the economic power and significance that women have in the U.S. and global economies,” Women’s March organizers said. Many people wore red to show their support for the movement.
The strikes were similar to last month’s A Day Without Immigrants, a nationwide protest against President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown.
The strike in New York City began as early as noon, starting in locations all over the City, moving first to the Trump International Hotel, and later to Washington Square Park.
Here at the CUNY Graduate Center, students in our own PhD Program in Urban Education organized a speakout right on its front steps at 34th Street and Fifth Avenue at 12:30 noon and then marched to Washington Square Park at 4:00 pm.
Lots of red yesterday!