Every month here at Wildwood & Sage I feature a different cause, or organization that makes the world a better place. My goal is to highlight the various ways you, dear readers & Wildthings, can get involved and make the world a kinder, greener, and more fair place for all it’s inhabitants. View previous causes of the month and other activism opportunities here.
March brings with it a new month and a new chance to make the world a better, more inclusive place. This month’s featured cause is appropriately enough, the Women’s March on Washington. You may have heard about the largest march in US history, when it happened back in January. However, it’s become more than just a march. It’s now a movement. A movement powered by people who wanted to take a stand against oppression, intolerance, hate, and misogyny.
What is the Women’s March on Washington?
Women’s March on Washington is a grassroots movement that began in Hawaii after the 2017 election. It strives to be an inclusive movement regardless of race, gender, and creed. It is not only an organization for the empowerment of women but to stand for the environment, rights, and safety.
What Does the Women’s March on Washington do?
For those who want to take a stand against the policies of the current administration the Women’s March has been a strong member of the resistance. They offer helpful guides, such as 10 actions 100 days, #DivestDAPL, or Grab Your Wallet. The perfect starting point for any new activist or anyone who wants to get involved, but doesn’t know where or how to start. Their latest act of resistance is A Day Without Women. They are not the first to try this tactic, Iceland faced it’s Women’s Day Off, and the results of that protest turned the tide for women’s rights in that country. If you want to participate in a Day Without A Women you can learn more here. It happens March 8th, wherever you are. Participants are encouraged to wear red in solidarity, and not engage in any paid or unpaid work, or shop on that day. It also happens to take place on International Women’s Day, and participation in other events to honor women on that day are also encouraged.
How Can You Get Involved?
The best way to help is to get involved! Participate in any (or all) of the events initiated by the Women’s March on Washington. You can also donate monetarily or through the purchase of some sweet merchandise.
What’s the Next Step?
Mark your calendars for March 8th, A Day Without A Woman! Wear red, participate, bring awareness to inequalities facing women!
Wildwood & Sage will be participating in this event. My social networks will go dark, no blogging will be done, no freelancing will be done, no housework!