International Women's Day Came and Went: Did You Notice? Let's Talk About the Day, the Powerful Women Who Birthed It and the Struggle We Continue to Make for Women's Rights!
March 24, 2016
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
Holidays associated with women usually portray our sweet side: Mother’s and Valentine’s Day are about love and roses. But there’s another side to women, a side of steel and struggle and that’s the real origin of International Women’s Day. In 1907 women workers in New York organized demonstrations demanding better pay, shorter working hours and the right to join a union. In 1909 garment workers in New York went on strike for 13 weeks in what was called “The Rising of the 20,000.” These struggles inspired socialist Clara Zetkin to propose International Working Women’s Day to honor working-class women’s struggles and to draw connections between the fight for workers’ power and the struggle against women’s oppression. Are we there? Not hardly! Women are still fighting inequality and abuse around the world. Most of us know nothing about this day, so let’s honor our foremothers. But let’s also talk about the condition of women today and our continuing struggles all over the world! Call in!
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You count! Your voice, compassion and dedication to doing the right thing are part and parcel of the Inner Revolution that is sweeping our world, and Inner Revolutionary Radio is your platform. We may not be perfect, but we are standing up to mindless conformity, facing our negative patterns and beliefs, working together to make this a better world. Inner Revolutionary Radio gives us a voice and a way of joining forces. We share a vision: a recognition of our Oneness with one another and the planet; an acknowledgement of our Accountability for our impact on ourselves and each other; a dedication to Mutual Support, knowing that we can’t thrive in a world that is not also thriving. And we’re developing the courage to stand up to all tyrannies, even those in our heads. Each week we offer News of the Inner Revolution and introduce you to guests who are shaking up the world. Tune in, participate, and support this vision.
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.