Tomorrow, March 8, women around the world are striking for equity and justice.
Just how big will tomorrow's strike be?
Here's one indication. Two school districts, in VA and NC, are shutting down. In the Alexandria, VA public school district alone, more than 300 women have asked for the day off.
How to join the women's strike
First, 3 things:
1. Wear red in solidarity
2. Do not engage in paid or unpaid work
3. Avoid spending money (but if you do, support women- and minority-owned businesses) (*Thanks Karen Schwartzman for the tip!)
Learn more about the International Women's Strike and the Day Without a Woman.
Use this draft letter to your employer and this out-of-office message to explain why you're MIA.
Send a good word via tweet to Alexandria Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools leadership for their decision to close on International Women's Day.
Looking for something to read on the day off? Check out Jo Ann Robinson's book The Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Women Who Started It.
Men, do these things! Don't do this.