March on the Pentagon is excited to present a live video event for International Working Women’s Day!

After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement around 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975.

Since our beginning, three years ago, March on the Pentagon (Originally Women’s March on the Pentagon) has been an internationalist organization in solidarity with all women and others around the world who fight to resist U.S. Imperialism.

Join MoP’s leadership and invited guests on Saturday, March 7 from 1 – 4 pm EST as we explore what it means to be anti-imperialist, pro-peace women in these days of political and social turmoil, but most of all WAR!

Hear from many inspiring women including Cindy Sheehan, Madelyn Hoffman, Diane Moxley, Lisa Davis, Mnar Muhawesh, Lucy Pagoada-Quesada, Randi Nord, the women of FURIE, Sue Ann Martinson, Emma Fiala, and more on topics like women and war, international solidarity, local organizing, anti-imperialist political organizing, black liberation, Israeli colonialism in Palestine, anti-imperialism in Latin America, anti-imperialism in the Middle East, and more. There will be opportunities for questions following each live speaker. 

The forum will be streaming live on our Facebook page and on YouTube. You can RSVP to our Facebook event here

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Participants:

Cindy Sheehan
Co-Director, March on the Pentagon
Cindy is the Gold Star Mother of Casey Sheehan, who was killed in Iraq on April 4th 2004. Cindy has been involved in the peace and social justice movement ever since. She is currently on the board of Directors of Women's March on the Pentagon and Producer/Host of Cindy Sheehan's Soapbox. In 2005, Cindy set up camp outside of President George W. Bush's Texas ranch, demanding a meeting with the president in hopes of receiving an explanation for her son's death. Cindy was also a vocal critic of President Barack Obama's foreign policy. Cindy lives near her surviving children and is the proud "Gigi" of her five grandchildren.
Lisa Davis
Black is Back Coalition Steering Committee Member, Vice Chair and Chair of Coalition Healthcare Working Group
Randi Nord
Founder and editor of Geopolitics Alert, Randi Nord is a US-based geopolitical analyst and content strategist. She covers US imperialism with a special focus on Yemen, Iran, and Lebanon. Born in Detroit, Michigan, she started learning about the media's pivotal role in selling "humanitarian" interventions as a teenager during the aftermath of 9/11 and Iraq war. Randi Nord has lived in the Empire's neoliberal tropical paradise (Kingdom of Hawai'i) and Lebanon. She frequently participates in the UN Human Rights Council as a guest of NGOs speaking about Yemen.
Emma (Fiala) Sron
Co-Director, March on Pentagon
Emma is an activist, documentary photographer, mom of two, and independent journalist. She is on the board of Women Against Military Madness. Emma is an editorial assistant at MintPress News and a journalist and editor at The Mind Unleashed. Her articles have been featured on MintPress, the Anti-Media, Zero Hedge, the Mind Unleashed and Media Roots. She previously interned with Empire Files with Abby Martin, visited Standing Rock, and organized a grassroots rescue effort in Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Emma lives in Minnesota where she frequently participates in and photographs local protests and actions. She is MOP's webmaster and social media guru.
Madelyn Hoffman
Madelyn was Executive Director of the Grass Roots Environmental Organization (GREO) from 1983-98 where she worked with grassroots citizen groups and communities in New Jersey to clean toxic chemical pollution and oppose new polluting facilities. From 2000-18, she was Executive Director of a now 61 year old grassroots peace organization, working to end and prevent war and to move money from the war budget into needed programs. Since June, Madelyn has worked with the Green Party of New Jersey on an agenda that combines work for a clean environment with work for peace. 
Mnar Muhawesh
Mnar is founder, CEO and editor in chief of MintPress News, and is also a regular speaker on responsible journalism, sexism, and neoconservativism within the media. Mnar spent time living in Palestine as a child. She began her career as an independent multimedia journalist covering Midwest and national politics while focusing on civil liberties and social justice issues. In 2009, Mnar became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media.
The Women of FURIE
Feminist Uprising to Resist Inequality and Exploitation (FURIE) is Chicago's grassroots Pan-Womanist, 3rd World Internationalist, Marxist organization. All Power to the People!
Diane Moxley
Diane is an activist and an attorney. As a member of the Green Party of New Jersey, she is in a state leadership capacity on the Green Council. She embraces the Green Party platform of people, planet, and peace over profit. Diane was a legal services attorney in Newark, NJ for over 14 years. She has been involved with activism in New Jersey and across the country, including getting money out of politics, fighting pipelines and fossil fuels, advocating for healthcare for all, fighting for immigrants’ rights and economic justice. She has stood against racism, imperialism, the military industrial complex, mass incarceration, and more. Diane currently organizes with Extinction Rebellion (with a focus on environmental justice communities) and The Peace Congress in NJ. She is on the Board of Directors of the March on the Pentagon. She is also a member of the U.S. Peace Council, as well as member of Socialist Party.
Lucy Pagoada-Quesada
A teacher in New York City, a representative of the National Popular Resistance Front of Honduras, Human Rights Activist, Free Party of Honduras.
Sue Ann Martinson
Sue Ann Martinson has participated in antiwar/pro-peace activity over the years with the Honeywell Project, Alliant Action, Veterans for Peace and as a long-time member of Women Against Military Madness. In she was part of Stop the Reroute (of Highway 55) and Save Coldwater Springs, organized with young activists and the Mendota Dakota Mdewakanton Community. A writer and editor, her latest peace and justice activities center around publishing a blog, Rise Up Times, Media for Justice and Peace, that focuses on the media and militarism, while posting timely news analysis about climate crisis and the environment, racism, and the many current issues that require activism in this Rise Up Times. While RiseUpTimes.org focuses on in-depth articles and commentary, on her personal Facebook page she posts local events and petitions about many issues. Her interest in the environment goes back many years to before we understood the effects of climate change, when she published an article in the WAMM Newsletter about the devastation of the environment being as great a threat to the future of the planet as nuclear war.