Reclaiming Feminism for the Grassroots, International Women’s Day 2018
From the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements to the Women’s March, resistance in the name of women’s rights has been gaining momentum in the US. At the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance (GGJ), a national alliance of U.S. based grassroots groups organizing to build an agenda for power for working and poor people and communities of color, we believe that these important conversations need to be pushed further—to shed light on grassroots feminism and the reality that our organizing struggles, from housing to climate to anti-militarization, are deeply connected to the fight against patriarchy.
In conjunction with International Women’s Day, we are organizing a social media campaign to spark these important conversations and to reclaim Feminism for the grassroots. Our goal is to interrupt the national mainstream dialogue about International Women’s Day and remind folks that Feminism means racial justice, trans and queer liberation, immigrant rights, climate justice, etc.—because not of us are free, until all of us are free.
In order to get the conversation rolling with your organizations, please feel free to use this resource we developed as a primer on the history of International Women’s Day (IWD) and what we mean by grassroots feminism (click this link to be re-directed to GGJ’s website where you can download the slide presentation).
- Make a short video – (no more than 1 minute) explaining “I’m a grassroots feminist because….”
- Make a meme – Take a photo of yourself and hold up a sign, or insert text on a photo stating “I’m a grassroots feminist because….”
- Post to your individual or organizational social media outlets between the hours of 10am – 1pm PST/1pm and 4pm EST on March 8th. Tag Grassroots Global Justice and use the hashtags below, then follow us on twitter (@ggjalliance), Instagram (@ggjalliance) and facebook (Grassroots Global Justice Alliance) to see all the incredible reasons we are reclaiming feminism for the grassroots! Click here for more info.