Today is International Women’s Day (IWD), a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Some countries celebrate IWD as a national holiday, including China, Russia, Vietnam and Bulgaria.
Locally, the Monterey Bay Chapter of the United Nations Association is hosting an International Women’s Day potluck dinner on Friday, March 9th. Details below and on the UNA Monterey Bay Chapter website.
Topic is “What would the world be like with more women leaders?”
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 490 Aguajito Road, Carmel, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm
The speaker is Ms. Rebecca Costa – Author of “The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction”
Everyone is encouraged to bring an international dish to share, and to wear international or ethnic clothing. Admission is free!
Most of us have not heard of International Women’s Day….and may ask, is this really necessary?
Yes it is!
With the recent tirade by Rush Limbaugh (why are people listening to this VILE person?) after law student Sandra Fluke testified before the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on contraception….with the violence and atrocities against women that we continue to hear about in war-torn areas of Africa…..and the inequities that women STILL endure in many parts of the world…yes, this attention is necessary.
And though it is now 2012, unfortunately, there is still much work and understanding needed to make women truly equal to men, in our modern world.