Wednesday, March 8, is International Women's Day -- and in the U.S. it's "A Day Without a Woman," thanks to a nationwide event put together by organizers of January's Women's March. The event is being celebrated as a reminder that America has a long way to go toward realizing gender equality, particularly in the Trump era. Here are some of the events taking place on Wednesday, and some perspectives on the day's meaning.
Start with the official website for A Day Without a Woman, part of the Women's March site.
Here's a video featuring Women's March co-chair Tamika Mallory, explaining the day.
A rally will be held at City Hall in Los Angeles from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
Later in the afternoon, the San Fernando Valley Women's March will begin at 4 p.m. at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Topanga Canyon Blvd.
A long and worthy piece from Vox explaining the reasoning behind the strike, what to expect, and why it might or might not work.
Some suggestions from the website Bustle for how to spend the day if you can't strike.
Some perspective from Money magazine about what would happen if ALL women took the day off.
However you spend Wednesday, here's hoping you enjoy yourself -- and don't forget to wear red!