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The Indypendent: In New York City, A Global Celebration For International Women’s Day

It felt like spring in New York City on Sunday, March 8th, International Women’s Day, the day of a global celebration of women and an evening when the reverberating voices of women everywhere demanding dignity were given our full attention. It was in this spirit that activists crowded into the Maysles Cinema on Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem for an event convened by Movement for Justice in El Barrio (Movement), to hear these voices from NYC and beyond.

Movement for Justice in El Barrio is in its tenth year of organizing for dignified housing and against displacement. Founded by mothers demanding better living conditions in their buildings, this movement has grown to include over 85 organized buildings and 900 members. The great majority of their members are women. With a focus on everything, from winning international battles against multinational corporations to fighting against multiple forms of oppression, the organization’s roots as a women-founded movement has also inspired international solidarity.  Continue reading