The Chicago IWW is proud to be a cosponsor of FURIE – Feminist Uprising to Resist Inequality and Exploitation‘s International Working Women’s Day March and Rally.
We are also excited to announce that our Organizing Committee Officers will be presenting a speech during the event’s rally.
Be sure to make it out to the International Working Women’s Day event to show your support for woman organizers, including the fight against patriarchy in the class struggle, and working class feminism!
Join us for a rally at the Haymarket Memorial followed by a march to Union Park!
Bring your sashes, your picket signs, your voice, and your friends and co-workers!
In 1910, at the Second International Conference of Working Women, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin brought forward the question of organizing an International Working Women’s Day. The conference decided that every year, in every country, they should celebrate on the same day a “Women’s Day” under the slogan “The vote for women will unite our strength in the struggle for socialism.” The March 8th holiday became a day to mobilize working class women against capitalism.
In March of 1917 (late February in the old Russian Calendar) Russian women workers lead a mass strike for bread and peace that began the revolution, the first and only example we have when the working class successfully came to power.
Without women, there is no revolution!
Join us as we reclaim the revolutionary history of Women’s Day.