The Miami Femme’s Coalition and supporting organizations are holding a Femme’s Day of Resistance on International Women’s Day this Wednesday, March 8 at 6 p.m.
“Feminist movements and the Women's March have ignited resistance, internationally, that demand justice and liberation for all women,” the coalition said, according to a press release.
The coalition is coordinating with the National Women’s March and the International Women’s Strike.
On International Women’s Day, women and femmes will enact “A Day Without a Woman” to recognize “the enormous values that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system — while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity,” the Women’s March website reads. The march asks anyone to join the movement by having women take the day off of work, avoiding shopping and wearing red in solidarity.
The coalition requests that any women or femmes leaving the workplace or home become a part of the protest in Miami.
“March 8th will be the beginning of a new international feminist movement that organizes resistance not just against Trump and his misogynist policies, but also against the conditions that produced Trump, namely the decades long economic inequality, racial and sexual violence, and imperial wars abroad,” the coalition writes on their Eventbrite page. “We celebrate the diversity of the many social groups that have come together for the International Women’s Strike.”
The Miami Femme’s Coalition demands environmental and reproductive justice, for Miami-Dade to be declared a sanctuary county, an end to gender violence, labor rights, full social provisioning and anti-racist, anti-imperialist feminism.
The protest will take place at Bayfront Park Amphitheater 301 Biscayne Blvd in Miami.