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Tucsonans participate in "A Day Without A Woman"

Posted at 5:38 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 19:43:55-05

The "A Day Without A Woman" movement reached Southern Arizona.

Tucsonans came together to have their voices heard at the YWCA and shared their stories to stand up for the equality of women. 
 
It was a sea of red at the YWCA for International Women's Day as local women joined forces with those across the nation.
 
Kelly Fryer, CEO of the YWCA says, "Today is to emphasize the importance women play in our economy and the kinds of issues and challenges women still face."
 
They brought to light important woman issues.
 
Equality.
 
Healthcare.
 
Education. 
 
The women and men at the YWCA called on others to speak up, stand up, and let their voices be heard. 
 
"I think we are supposed to stand together as women," said Judith Pereida. "We make movements, and we make our voices heard, so I think it's very important to support one another."
 
While many women couldn't take the day off of work, they were asked to wear red in solidarity and encouraged other women to take the day off from spending to show the strength the economic power of women.