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International Women's Day

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E-ALERT MARCH 7, 2017 

International Women’s Day (March 8th ) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity

The theme for this year's International Women's Day is

"Be Bold for Change."

January's Women's March brought out millions of people across the U.S. to protest for women's rights. Shortly after the march, organizers announced their next event - A Day Without a Woman - set for March 8 -International Women's Day International Women's Day, a global event that traces its origins to 1909. "In the same spirit of love and liberation that inspired the Women's March, we join together in making March 8th A Day Without a Woman, recognizing the enormous value that women of all backgrounds add to our socio-economic system--while receiving lower wages and experiencing greater inequities, vulnerability to discrimination, sexual harassment, and job insecurity. We recognize that trans and gender nonconforming people face heightened levels of discrimination, social oppression and political targeting. We believe in gender justice."

Wear Red

Organizers said red is a "color signifying revolutionary love and sacrifice. Red is the color of energy and action associated with our will to survive. It signifies a pioneering spirit and leadership qualities, promoting ambition and determination. It also has a history of being associated with the labor movement

Take the Day off Work                                                                                   Women are urged to take the day off from "paid and unpaid labor."

People are also asked to wear red in solidarity with A Day Without a Woman

Avoid Shopping  Avoid shopping for one day (with exceptions for small, women- and minority-owned businesses) 

 

IN MEMORIUM

It is with heavy sadness and deep emotion to hear of the loss today of Olga Margarita Ramirez de Rodriguez, a dear friend,

and BPW star from Paso del Norte, Texas.

She was such a passionate BPW,having served the organization so well on all levels up to IFBPW Regional Coordinator 1991-93 , and 1st Vice President 1993-96

It was her efforts to keep USA in IFBPW that I and all the members will always be so very grateful for.

She was one of our treasures and will always remain in our hearts and in our memories.

On behalf of the NFBPWC Executive Committee and all the USA members we send to the El Paso members and to her family our deepest condolences and prayers in this very sad time. 

May she rest in Peace.

 

 Olga Margarita Ramirez de Rodriguez 

 

Equal Pay Day is April 4th, 2017

This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.   Use this link to view ideas on how to raise the awareness on the pay gap that continues to exist.

https://www.pay-equity.org/day-kit.html 

Plan your local event now!

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Liz Benham President 2016-2018

 

Following up on the Environment 

FaceBook 2017 CAMPAIGN Week 9 #BPW 
OVERWHELMED with hearing about Climate Change? 
Here's a SIMPLE ACTION FOR THE WEEK! 
Please share with your friends and on News Feeds! 
DECREASE YOUR MEAT CONSUMPTION 
It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a single pound of beef. And each hamburger that comes from animals on ex-forestry ground is responsible for the destruction of fifty-five square feet of forest. 
I couldn't pass this up - funny: 
https://youtu.be/IjrjXUtvgN0
YOU ARE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!!! 
Please share in your news feed! Let's see how many folks we can get on board! 
Please LIKE and follow https://www.facebook.com/WhatCanIDoSpaceshipEarth/
https://www.facebook.com/BPWBoulder/
sign up for "Green News" at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Laurie Dameron

Chair NFBPWC Environment and Sustainable Development Committee

From the PR Committee                                                   

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Next Social media made Simple Webinar March 15
Here's the current list and links to our profiles:
The PR and Social Media Committee has  interactive Social Media Made Simple webinar classes to help our members and leaders become more comfortable using social media to get the word out, and to keep BPW from being a best-kept-secret anymore!  Chanel has the webinar schedules on facebook and on this link:
Chanel Heermann
NFBPWC PR and Social Media Chair
 

2017 UPCOMING EVENTS  - Mark Your Calendars.

March 8            International Women's Day

March 10-11     BPW International Leaders Summit  New York

March 12-24     61st United Nations Commission on Status of Women-CSW61 New York

April    11          NFBPWC - 11th Online Board of Directors Meeting

May 15             Monthly -Social Media Made Simple Online Meetings

May                  NFBPWC - California State Meeting

June 2-4           NFBPWC - Colorado State Meeting

 

 

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