Happy International Women’s Day!
It’s important to remember to support each other and remember the utmost importance of all the women in our lives and throughout history. Let’s focus on making a better future for us all by putting our best foot forward in engaging in productive discussions and helping wherever and whenever we are able. We are so honored to be part of such a worthy cause this evening at Underground Arts for the Crossroads Women’s Center of Philadelphia. Here’s some info about this special cause…
Concert at Underground Arts Will Be Official After Celebration of Philadelphia’s International Women’s Day March
All proceeds of concert to benefit the Building Crossroads Center – a support center for women
On March 8th, advocates from around the region will join together to celebrate International women’s Day and The Global Women’s Strike. According to the march’s website, the march and speeches will bring focus to “the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socioeconomic system while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment and job insecurity.”
About Global Women’s Strike Philadelphia
The Global Women’s Strike Philadelphia is being organized by a diverse coalition of partners including the Philadelphia Chapter of the Global Women’s Strike, an International network for recognition and payment for all caring work that also advocates for the return of military spending to the community starting with women, who e the main carers everywhere.
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/Globa
About Crossroads Women’s Center
Women Count! is based at and coordinates the Crossroads Women’s Center located in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, an inner-city neighborhood diverse in race, ethnicity, and income. The Center is a grassroots, multi-racial, community-based meeting place where women come together for support, programs, services, information, classes, training, referrals and action on issues of concern to women and our communities.
We receive many calls for help, information and support from women all over the Philadelphia region, on issues including housing, childcare, welfare, child welfare, domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, legal problems, unemployment compensation, health problems for women and/or their children, stress, mental health referrals, discrimination, disability issues, among others. The Crossroads Women’s Center has extensive resource files that we use to make referrals. We call on professionals in different fields (for example lawyers, healthcare providers) willing to offer their services to women we refer for no fee or a reduced fee.
The Center is home to numerous women’s organizations and initiatives, including the Breastfeeding Initiative, which promotes women’s right to breastfeed and is making visible the value of breastfeeding not only to babies and mothers…but to society generally, and the Every Mother is a Working Mother Network which presses for caring work to be recognized and valued, and works with mothers to regain custody of children in foster care.
For more information: https://wccww.wordpress.com/c
Many Thanks to WXPN’s The Key for the super generous and witty write up of our newly released music video and for the coverage of this extra special event.
See you tonight, Philly!
Erin, Katie, Alicia, & Buckminster (<from afar)