February 20, 2014

Contact: Pin@y sa Seattle,

Seattle’s International Women’s Day March is a Call for Gender Justice and Celebration of Women’s Resiliency

What: International Women’s Day March/Musical Brigade & Rally “Bring the Noise! Sound the Resilience!”

When: March 8th, 11AM to 2:30PM

11:00 AM –1 Gather at Pratt Park (1800 S Main St Seattle, WA 98122)

12:30PM – March/Musical Brigade westbound on S Jackson Street

Post Rally at Hing Hay Park (423 Maynard Ave S Seattle, WA 98104)

Visuals: Hundreds of women and families marching. Art pieces and performances at key intersections. Inspiring speeches by women leaders.

SEATTLE, March 8th, 2014 – Hundreds of women and allies in Seattle will march in solidarity with women around the world for International Women’s Day. Led by Pin@y sa Seattle and Green Bodies, this city-wide rally and march from Pratt to Hing Hay park will feature inspiring women speakers and performers. Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, the Fandango Project, and local emcee Rogue Pinay will all be making appearances.

Although it began in the US as a campaign to promote equal rights for women in the early 20th century, International Women’s Day has gained little attention in recent years. Organizations involved with this year’s march and musical brigade are hoping to change that and need your help!

On March 8th, Seattle organizations active in struggles locally, nationally and globally will come to together to build solidarity and encourage others to raise consciousness about issues that women and their communities face, such as economic hardship, labor trafficking, forced migration, wage theft, sexual assault, and gender discrimination.

“The idea of the Women’s Musical Brigade is for a celebration and rejoicing in our survival, struggle, resistance, and continued resilience through song, dance, spoken word, speeches, theater, and much more.” says co-organizer, Luzviminda Uzuri Carpenter, of Green Bodies. ##