A Day Without a Woman honors the contributions 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.

International Women’s Day 2017 focuses on #BeBoldForChange. Women all over the world will be using March 8 to focus on how they will take bold action and inspire other to do the same.


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10-10:30 Gather at Meadow Park 
Drop off donations for the San Luis Obispo Women’s Shelter.

10:30 Begin Walk (see blue arrows on the map)
Take Broad towards downtown, right on Marsh, left on Santa Rosa, left on Monterey to Mission Plaza.

11:30 Meet at Mission Plaza
Sing songs, share your #EveryMarcherHasAStory about why you marched and why you’re still marching.

12:00-12:15 Moment of Silence
Be together in silence, in solidarity with women across California and around the globe. We take this time to reflect on our ancestors and our contemporaries who inspire us to not be silenced and to speak the truth as we move toward a positive and just future. #HearOurVoice

12:30 Return to Meadow Park (see red arrows on the map)
Chorro, right on Higuera, left on Broad to Meadow Park


  • This March is SIDEWALK ONLY
  • Obey all traffic and crossing rules – these are busy streets so please stay safe and don’t obstruct traffic!
  • This is a pro-peace, pro-inclusion walk
  • Keep all signage focused on what you want for a positive and just future

What to Bring

  • Donations for Women’s Shelter SLO (list here)
  • Signage about what you want to see for a positive and just future. Please do not target any one person or group. Consider what you want and what you are marching for.
  • Water
  • Sack lunch for your time at Mission Plaza

What to Wear

  • Red for International Women’s Day
  • Women’s March Tshirts and hats
  • Pussy hats
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Good walking shoes
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