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Several Events Scheduled For 'International Women's Day' In Washtenaw County

Mar 8, 2017

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Today is International Women's Day, a day for worldwide reflections on the current state of women's rights and gender equality. 

A number of different events are planned all day today in Ann Arbor.  Beginning at 10 this morning, several  activities will get under way in a "solidarity space" in North Quad on the University of Michigan campus.  Then, at 5 PM, participants will meet at Liberty Plaza in Ann Arbor for a mass gathering and march.

The local actions will coincide with women marching all over the United States, and some going on strike in observation of the "Day Without a Woman Movement" to draw attention to what they deem hurtful practices by the new presidential administration.

Supporters will gather at the Eastern Michigan University Student Union at noon today for a rally followed by a march to Welch Hall scheduled to end at 2.  That demonstration is intended to call for an "anti-racist, anti-imperialist, inclusive feminism, and justice for all. "

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