Wednesday, February 28, 2007

International Women's Day - Thursday, March 8

Thursday, March 8 ain't yer momma's normal Hallmark Holiday, but every year since 1909, many nations celebrate International Women's Day. Here in the Old Pueblo there is really only one way to properly do it: tune into KXCI at 91.3 FM, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. for special programming to honor local, national and internationally prominent women.You can listen wherever you are in the world at www.kxci.org.

Women programmers will weave and blend women musical artists along with herstories and interviews with women from the Tucson community to create a rich tapestry of voices unsurpassed by any broadcast anywhere.

Ginger Doran will show you how women can rock from 6:00 - 9:00 a.m. Music mixer extraordinaire Amber Askey will carry the torch from 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.. Suzuki Bean, who began spinning discs as a teen 8 years ago and is now the host of "Go, Suzuki, Go" will jump into the mix from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 -p.m.

Susie B and Quynn Elizabeth, producers of "Broad Perspectives Radio" program (by, for and about women) will host from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. Amy Goodman and the Democracy Now! team will be sure to give you an angle of International Women’s Day that you won’t find anywhere else. Kristi Lloyd caps off the day with a joyful celebration of women on the "Home Stretch" from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the achievements and share concerns of women worldwide by tuning into 91.3FM KXCI Tucson on Thursday March 8, from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

"The women of KXCI will once again take to the airwaves to celebrate International Women's Day on Thursday, March 8th. Check here for updates about a day of programming which seeks to highlight the achievements and the concerns of women. Music by women will abound and we'll be sure to feature lots of interviews with women from Tucson. There may be a few national and international surprises".

International Women's Day (March 8) is an occasion marked by women's groups around the world. This date is also commemorated at the United Nations and is designated in many countries as a national holiday. When women on all continents, often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their Day, they can look back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development.

International Women's Day is the story of ordinary women as makers of history; it is rooted in the centuries-old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. In ancient Greece, Lysistrata initiated a sexual strike against men in order to end war; during the French Revolution, Parisian women calling for "liberty, equality, fraternity" marched on Versailles to demand women's suffrage.
The idea of an International Women's Day first arose at the turn of the century, which in the industrialized world was a period of expansion and turbulence, booming population growth and radical ideologies.

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