Wear purple on International Women’s Day on March 8 and March 19

According to Google, International Women’s Day is observed annually on March 8 to celebrate the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women throughout the world. The global theme for International Woman’s Day this year is #EachforEqual#IWD2020, “An equal world is an enabled world.”

Photo Courtesy of Miryam Fernandez

It continues all year long to encourage action. It focuses attention on the fact that, individually, we can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations, and celebrate women’s achievements. However, collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world. The theme urges everyone to choose to be #EachforEqual.

The National Women’s Party suggest wearing purple on International Women’s Day since “Purple is the color of loyalty, constancy to purpose, unswerving steadfastness to a cause.” It is also the color of dignity and self-respect and signifies bipartisanship. Other people consider the color purple as a symbol for royalty, so wear purple on other days too, for all its positive symbolism!

The La Palma-Cerritos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) works to advance equity for women and girls and celebrates the accomplishments of women and girls. The AAUW Branch would like to invite members, potential members, and interested persons, to wear purple and come to their general meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Cerritos Park East, 13234 166th Street in Cerritos.

Guest speaker Miryam Fernandez who will be sharing her many accomplishments as “An Immigrant’s Success Story of the American Dream.” Miryam originally came as an immigrant from Peru with her family, experienced life as a woman in the U.S. Air Force, and is now a retired teacher. Come and meet Miryam and see how she has assimilated both her cultures in her life.

There will be refreshments prior to the program and a brief business meeting conducted by President Harriet Moses following Miryam’s sharing.

For more information about the program, contact Program Co-VP Karen Cox at 562-519-0596.