Invitation to a Rally to Celebrate International Women’s Day
We are a group of women’s rights activists who have been actively organizing the International Women’s Day (IWD) in Vancouver for the last 15 years. In 2008, the present organizers of IWD have denied us the right to criticize the reactionary and misogynist governments of the world. The IWD 2008 organizers are censoring us under the pretext of anti-war and anti-imperialism. We are against war and imperialism but also against fundamentalist religious governments and the oppression they impose on millions of women around the world. It’s these reactionary ruling classes that we want to speak out against.
We walked out of the last organizing meeting of the IWD 2008 in protest. The remaining members of IWD 2008 are all affiliated with MAWO and its subsidiary groups. MAWO is a group well known for its disruptive behavior and policies that defend reactionary governments such as the Islamic Republic of Iran.
We invite you to join us in an alternative rally to celebrate March the 8, the International Women’s Day, one without silencing women.
March 8th, 100th Anniversary of International Women Day (IWD)
No to Sexual Apartheid Against Women
Freedom, Equality and Socialism
On the 100th anniversary of International Women Day, A rally is organized at Vancouver Art Gallery to protest the sexual apartheid imposed on women and to demand Freedom, Equality and Socialism.
Date: Saturday March 8th, 2008, at 12:00 p.m.
Place: In front of Vancouver Art Gallery, corner of Howe and Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver
With: Music, Speakers and Information Tables
IWD for Freedom, Equality and Socialism