Day Without Women

From the May-June 2017 issue of News & Letters

New York City—On March 8, International Women’s Day, Washington Square Park was overflowing as over 4,000 women, many dressed in red, rallied to hear speakers denounce the anti-woman steps of Trump’s administration and to speak of the need to deepen women’s unity. The majority of the speakers participating in the women’s strike, were young women of color. Musical entertainment was provided by a self-described Jewish Mexican first generation American.

IWDAfter the rally, several thousand of us marched to the headquarters and main jail of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Varick Street Detention Center, and then to Zuccotti Park.

Earlier in the day several hundred women rallied at Trump Tower on Fifth Ave. and Trump International Hotel on Central Park West, where over a dozen women were arrested for blocking traffic, including leaders of the Jan. 21 protests.

—Natalia Spiegel

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