WHAT IS IT?

A Day Without A Woman and International Women’s Day are just one week away!

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.

HOW DO I JOIN?

Women

  • Refrain from paid and unpaid work.

  • Business owners and bosses give women the day off without retribution.

  • Avoid shopping for one day with exceptions for small, women and minority-owned businesses that support equity.

  • Wear red in solidarity with International Women’s Day.

  • Join A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN MARCH in San Luis Obispo.

Male Allies

  • Lean into caregiving on March 8th.

  • Use the day to call out decision-makers at the workplace and in the government to extend equal pay and adequate paid family leave for women.

  • Business owners and bosses give women the day off without retribution.

  • Join A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN MARCH in San Luis Obispo.

A DAY WITHOUT A WOMAN MARCH AND MOMENT OF SILENCE

What
Kindness Matters SLO and Women’s March San Luis Obispo invite all women and their allies to come together in solidarity, on March 8, for a March and Moment of Silence downtown San Luis Obispo.

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Why
Women and our allies will not be silenced. We remember our ancestors, those who inspire us, and those who do not have the liberty to speak truth to power. We encourage you to join in solidarity to remind our new administration that we are still here. #BeBoldForChange

Action
This day is being honored with a Sidewalk March through San Luis Obispo and a Moment of Silence at Mission Plaza.

If you cannot participate in the entire event, please meet anywhere along the route (below), or join the Moment of Silence at Mission Plaza from 12:00-12:15.

Schedule
10-10:30 Gather at Meadow Park 
Drop off donations (see below)

10:30 Begin Walk
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. As we choose silence we remember that silence is not a choice for all people. 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. #beboldforchange

12:30 Return to Meadow Park
Chorro, Right on Higuera, Left on Broad to Meadow Park

Details

  • This March is SIDEWALK ONLY
  • Obey all traffic and crossing rules
  • 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 below)
  • 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

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

Women’s Shelter SLO Donation List
Donate to Women’s Shelter SLO! This list is copied directly from their website (
http://www.womensshelterslo.org/donate/donate-items/)

Recurring Needs
– Size 4, 5 & 6 Diapers
– Pull-Ups or other potty training diapers
– Toilet paper and paper towels
– Non-perishable food items (critical need!)
– Feminine hygiene products
– Full size shampoo, conditioner and body wash/soap (must be unused)
– Toothbrushes and toothpaste
– Laundry Detergent and cleaning supplies
– Used cellphones
– New bedding (pillows, blankets, sheets)
– Towels
– Small kitchen appliances and supplies (dishes, silverware, pots & pans, microwaves, toasters, etc.)
– Grocery Store Gift Cards
– Gas Cards
– Gift cards for clothing or household items (Wal-Mart, Ross, Old Navy, etc.)
Art Supplies
– Small wood boxes
– Glitter glue
– Jewels, beads, buttons
– Stickers
– Elmer’s glue-all & Mod Podge
– Scrapbook paper
– Feathers, shells, pebbles
– Foam cut-outs
– Gift Cards to Michaels (for craft supplies for our therapeutic art groups)

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This event has been created by Kindness Matters SLO in partnership with Women’s March San Luis Obispo. Kindness Matters SLO can be reached at kindnessmattersslo@gmail.com and Women’s March San Luis Obispo can be reached at womensmarchslo@gmail.com

Please share and tell your friends to sign up for Women’s March San Luis Obispo emails at www.womensmarchslo.com

*WAIVER
By attending this event I hereby acknowledge that kindnessmattersslo and Women’s March San Luis Obispo organizers have not made any representations about the safety of A Day Without A Woman March activities. Therefore, while I am engaged in A Day Without A Woman March and related activities, I do hereby agree for myself, executors, administrators and assigns, that neither kindnessmattersslo nor Women’s March San Luis Obispo, nor any of its organizers, volunteers, officials or representatives shall be held responsible or liable for any negligence implied or otherwise, or personal injury, or death, or property loss, or damage suffered or sustained by me in connection with or arising out of participation in A Day Without A Woman March. I further understand that walking in this A Day Without A Woman March is a potentially hazardous activity and that I should not participate unless I am medically able. If, as a result of my participation, I should require medical attention, I hereby give my consent for whatever care is deemed necessary by the authorized medical personnel. Further, I do hereby, for myself, the participant, executors, and assigns, release and assume all risk whatsoever of personal injury or death or property damage or loss in connection with or arising out of or resulting from any or all activities engaged in by participant arising out of participation in A Day Without A Woman March and related activities and absolve and release kindnessmattersslo and Women’s March San Luis Obispo organizers, volunteers, officials or representatives from all liability thereof, and further, I do hereby consent and agree for myself, participant, executors, and assigns, not to sue, arrest, attach, or prosecute kindnessmattersslo and Women’s March San Luis Obispo organizers, volunteers, officials or representatives on account of any such personal injury or death or property damage or loss, it being my express intent and purpose to bind myself, participant, executors, administrators, and assigns hereby.

Women’s March San Luis Obispo is a pro-peace, pro-inclusion movement, affirming that there is no true peace without equity for all. We take action to create a positive and just future!

 

 

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