Payment for caring work
Approximately 150 demonstrators marched down Wilshire Boulevard from Shatto Place to MacArthur Park on March 13 as part of the “Mothers March & Speak Out”. The event was designed to call attention to struggles women face around the world, and the contributions mothers make in society.
Marking International Women’s Day and the 11th Global Women's Strike Mothers March & Speak Out
For recognition and support for all the work we contribute to society
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An International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day Event
For recognition and support for all the work we contribute to society Every mother is a working mother
On Saturday 13 March, the day before Mothering Sunday, around 300 mothers, grandmothers and other carers, some with children, and some men, marched from Trafalgar Square to Parliament Square to demand recognition and support for all caring work.
On Saturday, March 13, about 150 mothers, grandmothers, women who are not mothers, children, and men, came out for the Mothers March and Speak Out in Los Angeles. This was an International Women’s Day event called by the Global Women’s Strike and Women of Color/GWS, under the banner Mothers Count – Count Mothers Work! with many placards Fund Mothers Not War. Led by women and the Aztec Dancers, they marched down Wilshire Blvd from Shatto Place to speak out in front of the Department of Children and Family Services and in MacArthur Park.
Make our voices heard on * anti-mother, anti-caregiver policies * criminalizing poverty * racism *war and occupation * housing * welfare * valuing and payment for caring work* pay equity * children unjustly taken from mothers by LA County *justice for victims of South LA serial murders * California budget cuts *UC & Cal State fee increases* immigration policies that break up families *prostitution & other struggles for survival * the right to home care by those of us who are older &/or have a disability * healthcare *rape & violence * breastfeeding * childcare * lesbian/gay/
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
Speaking at The Life and Legacy of C.L.R. James Conference
In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
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UK Fri 17th May 13
Letter to The Guardian reporting on launch of petition 'Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.'UK Thu 16th May 13
Messages of support to launch of petition Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.UK Thu 16th May 13
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