International Women’s Day happens Thursday, March 8th this year with Washington Square Park again positioned for the cornerstone event with a rally called for 4 p.m. at the Greenwich Village public space. The day’s profile in the United States has raised significantly since Donald Trump took office. Activities are taking place around the world with New York City events focusing on WSP where people will gather before marching at 5:30 p.m., ending up at downtown’s Zuccotti Park, famous from Occupy Wall Street.
From CBS New York, Best Events Planned for International Women’s Day 2018:
New York City
America’s largest city will again expect thousands of women and men who will march in observance of International Women’s Day. Hosted by the International Women’s Strike, who is calling for a day of action for women’s rights, the Rally and March will be held on Thursday, March 8, beginning with a 4 p.m. rally at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village. Several special guest speakers are scheduled to appear, including journalist Sarah Jaffe and the author of “Necessary Trouble”, Jeanette Vizguerra, named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, human rights attorney Chaumtoli Huq and Farah Tanis, transnational feminist and co-founder and Executive Director of Black Women’s Blueprint. At 5:30 p.m., the march will proceed to Zuccotti Park, located across the street from Four World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, with several previously announced stops along the way, including the Stonewall Inn, City Hall and the African Burial Ground. Other IWD events already scheduled include a Painting Party at New York City Baha’i Center, a dinner party at Vella Wine Bar, an expected Day of Celebration hosted by NYC Parks and an IWD celebration at the United Nations, which last year featured several prominent speakers, such as UN Secretary-General António Guterres and actress and Global Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway. The United Nations will also host CSW62 2018, the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women, from March 12- 23. Lastly, two other exceptional events in New York City celebrating Women on Broadway will be held on March 12 with a symposium at the St. James Theatre and on March 14 at the same venue, with a very special Broadway performance of Disney’s “Frozen”.
Previously at Washington Square Park Blog:
Photo: Cathryn (International Women’s Day, Washington Square Park 2017)