International Women's Day 1989Primary Artist: Terry Forman

Created: San Francisco Collective, 1989

Medium: Offset printed

Dimensions: 17.5″ x 22.5″

Women the World Over Will Turn the World Around. Although International Women’s Day, now celebrated on March 8th, has become a worldwide corporate phenomenon, it was originally a day celebrated by radical women to demand freedom and equality – not only for ourselves but for everyone. Although it may be apocryphal, its date honors the scores of women who were killed in the New York Triangle Shirtwaist Factory of 1911.

During the 1980s and 90s, Women Against Imperialism (WAI) would stage an annual protest on this day incorporating different themes to match current events. In 1989, IWD combined the resilience and resistance of women internationally with the fight for reproductive justice here at home in the US. As always WAI was outspoken on the need for women’s and lesbian liberation.

Image: Drawing of woman’s face on a mauve background

Words: We Will Control Our Bodies, Our Lives, Our Destinies. Women Demonstrate International Women’s Day. Women the World Over Will Turn the World Around!

Color: pink and black ink on white paper

Event: Rally and march, Civic Center, San Francisco. March 8, 1989.

Sponsors: Women Against Imperialism and the IWD Demonstration Committee.

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