Women’s Strike Assembly Birmingham are calling out for people to come along and organise for the Women’s Strike on International Women’s Day, March 8th. Want to learn more about the strike, have an idea for an action, or in a group who would like to collaborate with the strike assembly?
Come along to our organising meetings, every Monday @ 7pm. The meetings are child-friendly and if you need childcare in order to come, please let us know ahead of time.
12 Feb, 7-8.30pm – Birmingham Bike Foundry (Stirchley)
19 Feb, 7-8.30pm – the GAP Arts (Balsall Heath)
26 Feb, 7-8.30pm – Birmingham Bike Foundry (Stirchley)
5 March, 7-8.30pm – the GAP Arts (Balsall Heath)
* Please note that while the organising meetings are open to all genders, we will prioritise women and non-binary people and their opinion. We are trans-inclusive. We encourage men to take on tasks throughout the organising phase and events that are traditionally done by women, such as childcare and cooking.
Agenda for the next meeting 12 February:
- Planning March 8 actions
- Rally route/speakers
- Evening event
- Ni Una Menos event options
- Connecting with other groups/organisations
- Looking forward – strategy after March 8
Want to get involved, but can’t make the organising meetings? Here are some ideas for what you can do:
– Email organisations you like/work in/have links to and ask them to Take the Pledge and support the Strike – in whatever way they can.
– Distribute leaflets in your community by posting them through neighbours doors, putting up in shops, at work or in your university. (Leaflets will be available from 8th February and can be collected at any Monday meeting, picked up at the Birmingham Bike Foundry, or in person. The leaflet designs are available for free download from the website, so you can also print some out yourself!).
– Put up stickers and wear badges (Stickers will be available mid-Feb)
Read here about how the day went one year ago, during Women’s Strike 2017 Birmingham.