Join FURIE Chicago for a rally at the Haymarket Memorial followed by a march to Union Park.
CHICAGO, IL â€“ This Sunday, March 8th, Chicago organizers with the Feminist Uprising to Resist Inequality and Exploitation (FURIE) are hosting a rally and march to reclaim the revolutionary history of Womenâ€™s Day. The group, their supporters, and Chicagoand from all walks of life will rally at 3:30 PM at Chicagoâ€™s Haymarket Memorial, 175 N. Desplaines, before marching to Union Park, located at Ashland and Lake streets.
â€œWithout women, there can be no revolution!â€ says Brit Schulte,Â an organizer of Sundayâ€™s march. â€œChicagoans are marching on International International Working Womenâ€™s Day to show that women are the driving force behind social change.â€
In 1910, at the Second International Conference of Working Women, German revolutionary Clara Zetkin brought forward the question of organizing an International Working Womenâ€™s Day. The conference decided that every year, in every country, they should celebrate on the same day a â€œWomenâ€™s Dayâ€ under the slogan â€œThe vote for women will unite our strength in the struggle for socialism.â€ The March 8th holiday became a day to mobilize working class women against capitalism.
In March of 1917 (late February in the old Russian Calendar) Russian women workers lead a mass strike for bread and peace that began the revolution, the first and only example we have when the working class successfully came to power.
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