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March 24th 2016: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!

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

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