In solidarity with the International Women’s Strike, we call for a gender strike in Santa Cruz. We strike against exploitation and domination, invisible labor, gendered and racialized labor, unwaged and under-waged labor. We call for solidarity with women, trans and queer people, immigrants, people of color, sex workers, survivors of violence, currently and formerly incarcerated people, and oppressed people everywhere. We invite people of all genders to join in.

We demand an end to the oppression and exploitation of our communities. We demand an end to gender violence, to ICE raids, to police brutality, to the destruction of community gardens. We demand an end to Trump, to white supremacy, to ecological ruin, to patriarchy, and to an economic system that puts profit before people.

We demand full and free access to reproductive and gender-affirming health care, community-centered child care and elder care, and education. We demand that rapists and sexual harassers be held accountable. We demand affordable housing and a living wage.

We strike because we cannot afford not to care.

En solidaridad con la huelga internacional de mujeres, llamamos para una huelga de género en Santa Cruz. Estamos de protesta contra explotación y dominación, labor invisible, labor racializado y de género, labor sin salario y de salario bajo. Llamamos para solidaridad con mujeres, gente trans y queer, inmigrantes, personas de color, trabajadores de la industria de sexo, sobrevivientes de violencia, encarcelados (pasados y presentes), y personas oprimidas de todas partes. Invitamos personas de todos géneros a acompañarnos.

Exigimos el fin de la opresión y explotación de nuestras comunidades. Exigimos el fin de las Incursiones de ICE, de la brutalidad policial, de la destrucción de jardines comunitarios. Exigimos el fin de Trump, de la superioridad blanca, de la ruina ecológica, del patriarcado, y de capitalismo.

Exigimos el acceso completo y gratuito de cuidado reproductivo, de cuidado de salud que afirma género, de cuidado de infantes y de ancianos, y de educación. Exigimos viviendas asequibles y salarios dignos. Exigimos que violadores y acosadores sexuales sean reprendidos por sus acciones.

Estamos de huelga porque no podemos estar sin preocuparnos.

Schedule of Events

March 8th, 2017
Laurel St. & Washington St., Santa Cruz
Free Brunch @ 9:30 AM, Rally @ 11:30 AM
Workshops & Tables 3-6 PM

8 de Marzo, 2017
Laurel St. & Washington St., Santa Cruz
Almuerzo gratuito @ 9:30 am, reunión 11:30 am
Seminarios 3-6 pm

For more information, contact: scgeneralstrike <at> gmail <dot> com




Panel 1


The election is over, but the resistance begins now.

Trump ran a campaign based on racism and misogyny, and now his dangerous words are becoming actions. He promised change but has filled his administration with the usual suspects: Wall Street billionaires, corrupt politicians, and even white supremacists like Steve Bannon and Senator Jeff Sessions. This is not the change we need, and we must not normalize his actions.

Trump has called for mass deportations of undocumented immigrants, for attacking unions and workers’ rights, for taking away the right to choose, and even for cutting climate-change research after 2016 will be the hottest year on record.

Nobody can afford to “give Trump a chance.” This is why on Inauguration Day, January 20th, 2017, millions around the country are planning to launch a general strike: a full day of no work, no school, and no business-as-usual.

We are not just anti-Trump, but against our violent economy. We aren’t campaigning for a new president, but no more presidents. We want dignity. Our demand is everything. We will not stop until equality is achieved, and a general strike is just the first step. Organize with us, join us.

We are a loose collation of people from many different walks of life, including UC students and professors, but also local employees and surfers. Local activists and parents. Radicals and moderates. Tech workers and teachers. Join with us in striking hate out. Help Santa Cruz Resist.

Sign up for our mailing list and attend a bi-weekly General Assembly to get involved.

Panel 2


If you or your organization would like to participate in General Strike organizing activities, please contact us at scgeneralstrike <at> gmail <dot> com.