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Own It! How appropriate it is on International Women’s Day to face the world as it is.  Making this conscious  choice to go up close, and examine our beliefs today and everyday is empowering.  It takes courage to critically ask:  Where did these beliefs came from? Do these beliefs now need to change in light of new understandings?  This journey must be prepared for before it is begun.

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Love It! | International Women’s Day Celebrations

 

 

Clara Zetkin and Rosa Luxembourg in January 1910

Own It!   Note the human error in linking this day to an event that did not occur (a 1908 strike of the International Ladies Garment Worker’s Union.)  Let’s not let this be a stumbling block to the spirit of protecting our human rights and its rich global history.  So long as there is a desire to produce, create, buy and sell, the need for restraint and oversight of these economic activities will continue.  It is a necessary element of economics and human rights.

Feel It! Today is International Women’s Day and I am excited.  Remembering to hold an awareness of human history, our relationships with economic development and human rights, is an act that feels astonishing.

Live It!  Check out UNESCO,  Wiki, the Google Doodle and search, to remember our human history.  Get out there and march, and/or get Social Media active: Tweet, Follow, Like the events of the day.  Make a note on your calendar  for next year’s celebration, with plans to become more involved in 2018.

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