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.