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Rallying for Political Freedom For Women

Coinciding with global women's strikes planned world-wide, members of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges community will participate in the strike for women's economic and political freedom.

March 4, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—On Friday, March 8, members of the Hobart and William Smith community will join the Global Women’s Strike for Economic and Political Freedom, an international demonstration to be held on International Women's Day. Participants will demonstrate beginning at 11:45 a.m. on the steps of Coxe Hall. The theme for the worldwide strike is “Invest in Caring, Not Killing.”

The Global Women's Strike seeks a world that values all women's work and all women's lives, through the elimination of poverty. The strike calls for the end of war, since women and children make up 80 percent of refugees.

The Global Women's Strike has launched an international pay equity petition as a measure against multinational corporations' ability to routinely underpay its labor force, both women and men. Other Strike demands include paid maternity leave, abolition of the “Third World debt,” accessible clean water, healthcare, housing, transportation, and protection from violence.

The event on campus is being organized by Amy Teel, associate dean for William Smith. For more information, call her at (315) 781-3467.