Lucia made this story for a series of workshops on education sponsored by the Boston YWCA. She uses the piece frequently in her work as a community organizer to stimulate dialogue among parents about participation in the school system.
Julia reveals how she used her own personal experience with domestic violence to encourage other women in her neighborhood to seek help. This story is used as an organizing tool around family violence in the North End of Springfield, Massachusetts.
We hope that you will join in our celebration of International Women's Day (March 8th) by participating in our campaign of featuring and watching stories from women around the world. The stories will be featured March 5th - 13th and span continents and various life experiences to explore the struggles and joys of being a woman in our world. You can visit the stories here or even contribute your own by uploading and including a "women's day" tag.
International Women's Day is an annual global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women. In honor of the day, Stories for Change will be soliciting and featuring stories by women from around the world on experiences and issues related to gender, social justice and equality. Help us spread the word!