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Connecticut – IWS Speaking Tour
February 7 - February 8
”If We Stop, the World Stops!”
For more than two years, the world has witnessed extraordinary and repeated mobilizations of women in the hundreds of thousands. These mobilizations have included the massive Ni Una Menos (Not One Less) mobilizations in Argentina demanding that the state allocate money and take other measures to prevent femicides; successive Argentinian, Irish, and Polish mobilizations to legalize abortion; strikes in Iceland, France, and Scotland against the gender pay gap; and the massive women’s protests against Trump in the US. On March 8th, 2018 in Spain, five million took part in an unprecedented “feminist strike”.
Come and hear two leaders of the new global movement networked as the International Women’s Strike and discuss what we can learn about their experience.
Thursday, February 7th at 5 pm- Stamford, CT
76 Progress Drive Local 217 Union Hall
Friday, February 8th at 12:30 pm- Hartford, CT
Vernon Social Center 114 Vernon Street, Trinity College ( Lunch served)
Contact Laura: (860)297-2408
Friday, February 8th at 8pm- UConn Storrs
Austin Room 110
Guest Speakers: Lucía Cavallero is a sociologist and researcher at the Universidad de Burns Aires, and a member of the feminist collective No Una Menos. Her research focuses on areas of criminality and gender.
Julia Cámara is a PhD student at the Complutense University. She is a member of the coordination of the Spanish feminist movement (M8) and was one of the organizers and speakers of the 2018 women’s strike in Spain.
Host groups: IWS CT, Women and Gender Resource Action Center Trinity College, UConn YSA, UConn’s Women’s Center, and Stamford Hospitality Worker’s Local 217