Today marks the 99th such observation, although the roots of International Women’s Day go back even further, to 1908, when 15,000 New York women marched for their labor rights (and my little socialist heart sings!).
This year’s theme is “Equal Rights, Equal Opportunities: Progress for All, and nearly 750 events have already been registered with the IWD site. You can search for them by country here. (The UK has tons!)
Even though IWD isn’t an official holiday in the US, as it is many other countries, there are a number of events in NYC, and my choice of celebration is a screening and networking event hosted by RAHA Iranian Women’s Collective, at Alwan for the Arts here in New York. (And BeckySharper, there will be cake!)
How are you celebrating?