UCU Feminist Picket Mon 9 March, EBS picket line

March 8th is International Women’s Day.

March 9th will be the UCU Feminist Picket, co-ordinated with a number of other universities nationwide.
What: A chance to talk about feminism, women’s movements globally, and gender in higher education, as well as to sing songs, maybe even dance, and participate in an international demonstration of solidarity.
Where: The EBS picket line.
When: Monday, 9th March, 2020, from 8am
How can I help: easy! 
First of all, wear RED. We’d like to have as many people as possible wearing red on all three picket lines.
Secondly, if you identify as a woman, think about any stories you might like to share – there is an open invitation for speeches and songs!
Thirdly, make a placard – something visible – with a message about feminism or women’s equality*, in education or around the world.
Fourthly – invite your friends! Let’s get people down from across the university community, and not just from the UCU!
Finally – the European symbol for International Women’s Day is the carnation. If you are able, pick up a bunch of cheap and cheerful carnations to share out amongst all the button-holes of the branch!
Looking forward to seeing many of you, dressed in your Reddest Best, on Monday!
In solidarity,

Dr Jordan Savage

Lecturer in United States Literature

Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies
University of Essex

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