March 8 is International Women’s Day. Beginning in 1909, it was proposed by Alexandra Colontay and Clara Chetkin as a global celebration in 1910 and was officially designated as World Women’s Day by the United Nations every year since 1975.
The origin of World Women’s Day began 109 years ago on March 8, 1908, when 15,000 female textile workers from the United States gathered at Rutgers Square in New York to protest demanding better working conditions and women’s suffrage. Women marched down the street and shouted, “We want bread, but rose, too!” where bread means the right to survive hunger, and roses mean half suffrage and human rights granted only to men. It is the day when female workers woke up with long hours of labor (12-18 hours), dusty workplaces, poor wages, sexual harassment, and unfair treatment.
The first National Women’s Day was declared in the United States on February 28, 1909, and inspired by this, in Europe, Clara Jetkin, a German feminist and socialist, proposed the Women’s Day to promote women’s rights at the International Women’s Workers’ Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, in August 1910. As a result, on March 19, 1911, Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland held the first “World Women’s Day” event, calling for the right to work, suffrage, and abolition of discrimination.
About International Women’s Day:
The World Summit for Sustainable Development (WSSD) was held in Copenhagen, Denmark in March 1995. The leaders of the participating countries adopted a declaration promising the conquest of poverty, full employment, and social integration. This is called the Copenhagen Declaration.
After 10 years, we will evaluate the implementation of each country and make a resolution to advance social development. On November 26, 2007, the United Nations enacted World day of Social Justice as it resolved international efforts to conquer poverty, fully employment, social integration, gender equality, and social well-being.
“As we seek to build the world we want, let us intensity our efforts to achieve a more inclusive equitable and sustainable development path built on dialogue, transparency and social justice” – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon
About World day of social justice:
General assembly passed a resolution on November 26, 2007:
Every year, January 27th is a solemn international celebration called “International Holocaust Remembrance Day”. The Holocaust is a Holocaust committed by Nazi Germany during World War II under the name of racial cleansing. International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an anniversary to honor more than 6 million Jewish victims.
In 2005, the United Nations designated the day as “International Holocaust Remembrance Day” in time for the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camps (January 27, 1945) in order not to forget the most terrible event in human history.
And every year since then, through memorial ceremonies, the world has been emphasizing the message of peace in memory of the victims of the horrendous massacres in history, including the Holocaust.
About International Holocaust Remembrance Day:
Message from UN Secretary-General:
Columbia University’s Summer Teachers & Scholars Institute is holding a panel discussion this evening Wednesday July 11, 2017 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on the challenges the African American Community faces in 2017. The panel discussion is being held in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 1917 Harlem Silent March. The event is being held on Columbia University’s campus at 612 Schermerhorn Hall on the Morningside Campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Let Us Make Man 2017 Gala Celebration: “Celebrating Courage, Excellence, and Scholarship”
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Georgia International Convention Center
2000 Convention Center Concourse in Atlanta.
The Reception begins at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner at 7:00 p.m.
This year’s Gala will be hosted by Big Tigger of V103. Every year Let Us Make Man has provided deserving students from the local area college scholarships. For our 10th Anniversary, last year, we expanded our vision and raised over $30,000 for scholarships at our inaugural gala. This year we want to continue that tradition by providing scholarships to support the growing number of deserving students in need.
In addition to the scholarships provided to students, Let Us Make Man’s primary mission has been to host and organize “The Gathering to Reclaim Black manhood” for 10 consecutive years.
Over the weekend the Drug Policy Alliance held it’s teaser event Not One Step Back: A One Day Strategy Session on the Drug War, Mass Incarceration, and Public Health. In preparation for the larger International Conference being held in Atlanta, October 11-14 DPA wanted to give it’s participants a snippet of what they could expect at the larger conference.
Overall the event was a success and included notable attendees such as, Representative Maxine Waters, and attorney Deborah Small. Those who came out for the day also received the added bonus of registering for the larger conference at a massive discount! If you missed out on the in depth panel discussions, and step team performance, sign up for the October conference before it’s too late!
Atlanta, April 18, 2017– Zellie Imani, an activist and finalist of the 9th Annual Shorty Awards, is being featured on A Tough Mind & Tender Heart as our Spotlight Activist for the month of April. Zellie is the founder of the Black Liberation Collective an organization comprised of black students working around the country to challenge and transform the infrastructure of higher education for black students. To learn more about Zellie’s story and his work with The Black Liberation Collective, please visit www.toughmindtenderheart.com/zellie-imani/
About A Tough Mind & Tender Heart
The site, A Tough Mind & Tender Heart, was launched by activist attorney Sandra Barnhill as a platform where social activists and those who support justice and social change could share their work, gain strength, and garner insight for their work. To learn more visit www.toughmindtenderheart.com, or call us at 404.270.0301.
Hammer Museum, operated by UCLA is partnering with the African American Policy Forum this week to present the third annual “Her Dream Deferred, a series offering the substantive analysis on the status of black women and girls in the United States and exploring multifaceted solutions to social injustice.” All the events are streamed live, you can catch the last one tonight at 7:30 PM (PST)
From The Hammer Museum Website
THE NOT SO SILVER SCREEN: BLACK WOMEN IN MEDIA
Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
The widespread coverage of race and gender inequality in Hollywood often excludes black women. The wage gap for black women in the entertainment industry is a symptom of a larger issue: the invisibility and devaluing of black women in media culture as performers, producers, and directors.
Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw moderates a panel that explores this narrative alongside solutions to promote black women as creators. Panelists: legendary actress Diahann Carroll; stage and soap actress Tonya Pinkins; film, television, and theater actress and director LisaGay Hamilton; veteran Hollywood casting director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd; April Reign, #OscarsSoWhite creator and the founder and editor of BroadwayBlack.com; and University of Alabama professor Kristen Warner, who studies race, representation, and the media.
Would you like to be trained as a Legal Observer? Here’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss!
Legal Observer Training – December 10th, 2014 at 6pm at the DeKalb Courthouse
Judge Tangela Barrie’s Courtroom
For more info, call (404) 244 2004