Sunday, March 8
@ the Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
International Women’s Day!
*The event will begin at the GA State Capitol Building followed by a roughly 1 mile march ending at Atlanta City Hall*
Full reproductive rights now!
Rally for peace, housing and an end to mass incarceration!
International Women’s Day is a celebration of the struggle of women for full equality! The fight continues! Join us in a rally and march to build the struggle against the right-wing attempts to shut down control of our bodies that is so deeply connected with the other symptoms of oppression we face, from poverty to racism to war.
Roe. v Wade is on the line. Reactionary forces are preparing legal challenges, some of which will be heard by the Supreme Court on March 4th. They are banking on a rightward turn in the courts to overturn Roe. which was a major victory for the people’s movement over the forces that would see women returned to property status, but we won’t go back! Now is the time to take action!
Housing, war and incarceration are women’s issues too!
The U.S. imprisons more women than any other country. Over the last decade, the prevalence of women in prison has increased 138%. Sexual abuse is rampant for women in prison who face horrendous conditions including the shackling of pregnant incarcerated women during delivery and the denial of bonding or breast feeding.
There is no right to adequate housing in the United States and the cost of housing has grown astronomically. Women and families represent the fastest growing groups of the homeless population. We demand that here, in the wealthiest country in the world, housing be made a human right!
In 2015, military spending accounted for 54 percent of the federal budget — more than everything else combined. Military spending not only takes money away from social programs here in the United States, but destroys the lives of the people in the countries we are bombing and sanctioning. We stand in solidarity with the people of the world who are confronting U.S. imperialism and demand an end to U.S. imperialism!
For more information or help organize email call 470.509.4746
Endorsing organizations: Party for Socialism and Liberation, Jailhouse Lawyers Speak, ANSWER Coalition, Metro Atlanta DSA, Workers World Party, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, Palestinian Youth Movement, Solutions Not Punishments Collaborative