San Francisco members of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, United States Section, carry their anti-nuclear banner at the San Francisco Women's March on Jan. 21, 2017. Designed by former Keweenaw resident Mary Jane Williams and friends, copies of the banner were also carried during the Washington, D.C., Inauguration Day march on Jan. 20, 2017; the Women's March in D.C. on Jan. 21, 2017; and a Women's March in Ann Arbor, Mich. (Photo courtesy Mary Jane Williams)
Today, March 8, is International Women's Day -- a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. The theme of this year's International Women's Day is "Be Bold For Change." To find out how you can participate see www.internationalwomensday.com.