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E-ALERT MARCH 7, 2017
International Women’s Day (March 8th ) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.
The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity
The theme for this year's International Women's Day is
"Be Bold for Change."
January's Women's March brought out millions of people across the U.S. to protest for women's rights. Shortly after the march, organizers announced their next event - A Day Without a Woman - set for March 8 -International Women's Day , a global event that traces its origins to 1909. "In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women's March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, 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. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice."
Organizers said red is a "color signifying revolutionary love and sacrifice. Red is the color of energy and action associated with our will to survive. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It also has a history of being associated with the labor movement
Women are urged to take the day off from "paid and unpaid labor."
People are also asked to wear red in solidarity with A Day Without a Woman
Avoid Shopping Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses)
It is with heavy sadness and deep emotion to hear of the loss today of Olga Margarita Ramirez de Rodriguez, a dear friend,
and BPW star from Paso del Norte, Texas.
She was such a passionate BPW,having served the organization so well on all levels up to IFBPW Regional Coordinator 1991-93 , and 1st Vice President 1993-96
It was her efforts to keep USA in IFBPW that I and all the members will always be so very grateful for.
She was one of our treasures and will always remain in our hearts and in our memories.
On behalf of the NFBPWC Executive Committee and all the USA members we send to the El Paso members and to her family our deepest condolences and prayers in this very sad time.
May she rest in Peace.
Olga Margarita Ramirez de Rodriguez
Equal Pay Day is April 4th, 2017
This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. Use this link to view ideas on how to raise the awareness on the pay gap that continues to exist.
Plan your local event now!
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Equal Pay Day
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Following up on the Environment
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OVERWHELMED with hearing about Climate Change?
Here's a SIMPLE ACTION FOR THE WEEK!
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DECREASE YOUR MEAT CONSUMPTION
It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef. And each hamburger that comes from animals on ex-forestry ground is responsible for the destruction of fifty-five square feet of forest.
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2017 UPCOMING EVENTS - Mark Your Calendars.
March 8 International Women's Day
March 10-11 BPW International Leaders Summit New York
March 12-24 61st United Nations Commission on Status of Women-CSW61 New York
April 11 NFBPWC - 11th Online Board of Directors Meeting
May 15 Monthly -Social Media Made Simple Online Meetings
May NFBPWC - California State Meeting
June 2-4 NFBPWC - Colorado State Meeting