International Women’s Day: State-By-State List of ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Strikes & Rallies

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(Women’s March on Washington)

Today, on International Women’s Day, the Women’s March on Washington group is hosting a nationwide general strike called “A Day Without A Woman.” The event is being hosted in solidarity with International Women’s Strike USA events taking place today across the country. The Women’s Strike aims to encourage women to not work today, if they can, but also offers other opportunities for women to show their support if they can’t take off from work. The original idea of just striking met some criticism, with concerns that it didn’t fully include many women who don’t have the job security to take a day off from work. However, the Women’s March on Washington is now providing a number of ways that women can participate and show their support for women’s rights. Here are some ways that you can participate, according to the Women’s March on Washington:

  • Do not engage in paid or unpaid work
  • Avoid spending money (except to support small, women-, and minority-owned businesses)
  • Wear red in solidarity
  • Men can show support by taking care of women or housework and promoting family-friendly policies at work

In addition, some women are participating in rallies and other events related to International Women’s Day. Below you’ll find a state-by-state list, in alphabetical order, of women’s strike and International Women’s Day events happening around the country. These are courtesy of the International Women’s Strike USA website, unless otherwise noted.


Arkansas Event

Fayetteville: Washington County Courthouse: 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. — https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/fayetteville-emergency-nwa-international-womens-day-protest-strike/


California Events

Berkeley: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lower Sproul: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/berkeley-womens-strike/

Santa Cruz: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/santa-cruz-international-womens-day-strike/

San Francisco: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/san-francisco-gender-strike-bay-area/

San Jose: Rally 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, San Jose City Hall, Find out more

Los Angeles: 3-6 p.m., Federal Building, Find out more

San Fernando Valley: 4-7 p.m., Gateway Plaza, Find out more

Oakland: 5-11:30 p.m., Oscar Grant Plaza, Find out more

Ithaca: 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Space at Greenstar (4 Alternatives 2 Mass Incarceration event), Find out more

San Francisco: 6:30-9:30 p.m., El Rio, Find out more


Florida Events

Saint Petersburg: Rally from 10 a.m. to Noon, Williams Park, 330 2nd Ave. N: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/saint-petersburg-a-day-without-a-woman-international-womens-day-rally/

Gainesville: 4-6 p.m., SW corner of 13th St. and Univ. Ave; Find out more

Naples: 5:30-6:30 p.m., Lowdermilk Park, Find out more

Miami: 6-9 p.m., Bayfront Park, Femmes Day of Resistance, Find out more


Georgia Event

Atlanta: 5:30-8 p.m., Candler Park, Find out more


Hawaii Event

Honolulu: Magic Island, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Find out more


Illinois Events

Carbondale: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Carbondale Town Square Pavilion: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/carbondale-rally-a-day-without-a-woman-southern-illinois/

Carbondale: 4-5:30 p.m., Carbondale Town Square Pavilion Picket Line, Find out more

Chicago: 6-9 p.m., James R. Thompson Center, Find out more

Chicago: Rally at 7-9 p.m., 1901 W. Carroll Ave., Find out more


Kentucky Event

Lawrence: 12:00 pm-5:00 pm, Buford M Watson Jr Park, Find out more


Maryland Event

Baltimore: 3-8 p.m., Peoples Park, Find out more


Massachusetts Events

Amherst: 4:30-7 p.m., Converse Hall at Amherst College (Cole Assembly Room), Find out more

Boston: 6-8 p.m., Find out more


Michigan Events

Ann Arbor: Day-long activities at The Diag and Liberty Plaza. Then mass gathering and march at 5 p.m. at Liberty Plaza: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/ann-arbor-march-8-womens-strike/

Lansing: Looks like it’s noon at the capitol. See the Facebook page for details.


Minnesota Events

Duluth: 5-8 p.m., Minnesota Power Plaza, Find out more

Minneapolis: 5-7 p.m., Mayday Plaza, Find out more


Missouri Event

St. Louis: 5-7 p.m., St. Louis Union Station Hotel, Find out more


New Jersey Event

Rutgers: Voorhees Mall, 2-5 p.m., Find out more


New York Events

Albany: Townsend Park: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/albany-womens-strike-with-resist-for-repro/

Geneva: Tom Reed’s Office: 12-2 p.m.

New York City March (Main ‘A Day Without a Woman’ Event): 12 p.m., Central Park, Southeast Corner, details here 

New York City: 12:00 pm-1:15 pm, New School, 63 5th Avenue, University Center Room L104, Find out more

Ithaca: March 12-3 p.m., Ithaca City Hall, Find out more

New York City Rally and March: 4-8 p.m., From Washington Square Park, also includes events leading up to the march

Ithaca: 4:30-5:30 p.m., March, Find out more

New York City: Queer Street Dance Party, 9:30-11:30 p.m., Stonewall, Find out more


North Carolina Events

Durham: 9:30-10:30 a.m., People’s Plaza, More details: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/durham-international-womens-day-women-people-who-love-women-on-strike/

Raleigh: 11 a.m. March at Moore Square: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/raleigh-international-womens-strike-march/


Ohio Events

Columbus: 3-5 p.m. Rally at Thompson Library, Facebook Event Page

Columbus: 4:30-7:30 p.m., Gazebo in Godale Park, Find out more

Athens: 5-7 p.m., Athens County Courthouse, Find out more

Toledo Rally: 5:30-8 p.m., 1 Government Center, Find out more


Oklahoma Event

Stillwater: 12-3 p.m., Dragonfly Village meeting space, Find out more


Oregon Event

Portland: 12-4 p.m., Holocene Portland, 1001 SE Morrison St., Find out more


Pennsylvania Events

Philadelphia Before-School Picket: 7:30-9:30 a.m. at Philadelphia public schools: http://www.pft.org/a-day-without-a-woman/

Pittsburgh: 4-6 p.m. at Pittsburgh City-County Building – Gathering in solidarity of the strike: https://www.facebook.com/events/473287779726042/ 

Philadelphia: 5-8 p.m., Find out more


Rhode Island Event

Wakefield: 4:30-7 p.m., Hera Gallery, Find out more


Tennessee Event

Chattanooga: Women’s Strike hosted by Occupy Chattanooga: https://www.facebook.com/events/1865656213716495/


Virginia Event

Richmond: Rally & March: 12-1 p.m., Reynolds Community College, Find out more


Washington Event

Seattle: Rally for International Women’s Day, 6-9 p.m., Westlake Park, Facebook Event Page


Washington, D.C. Events

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at Freedom Plaza: https://www.womenstrikeus.org/event/washington-dc-protest-resist-trump-kill-the-gag/

2-3 p.m. at Supreme Court Building: Find out more

3:30-5:30 p.m. at U.S. Dept. of Labor: Find out more

7:30-9 p.m. at La Casa Community Center, Find out more


West Virginia Event

Weston: 1-4 p.m., Lewis County Courthouse, Find out more


Wisconsin Event

Milwaukee: 5-7 p.m., Federal Courthouse, Find out more

Do you know of an event that we missed? Let us know in the comments below.


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