Celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD): The Lives they Save & the Wealth they Create for Others
International Women’s Day is celebrated on Bringing Light Into Darkness (BLID) as homage is paid to women for the oppression, they face in the world well into the 21st century. While wealth inequality & the wealth of colonial powers got a jump start through slavery, today wealth inequality has found surrogate sources to exploit. On IWD we recognize the oppression of women today that help line the pockets of the wealthy. Did you know that as of 2019, the world’s 2,153 billionaires, had more wealth than 4.6 billion people. Where does such wealth & wealth inequality come from?
According to the pre-pandemic January 2020 Oxfam report the bottom of the economy, women and girls, especially the disenfranchised, are putting in 12.5 billion hours every day of care work for free, and countless more hours for poverty wages. Oxfam calculated that this unpaid work labor of women, adds value to the economy of at least $10.8 trillion annually. Tending to others, cooking, cleaning, and fetching water and firewood are essential daily tasks for the well-being of societies, communities and the functioning of the economy that save untold lives.
Special guests, Austin, Texas duo Kristin Davidson and Carolyn Phillips of Hardened & Tempered join BLID to share how their professional life experiences serving the human condition in Oncology caregiving and in Law legally representing the indigent has shaped the messaging of their music. These fascinating talents join TexChromosome’s founder and KOOP Community Council (CC) member PJ Pullus on BLID to share their fascinating insights & will be featured at KOOP’s CC & Texchromosome Grateful to Get Back weekend event celebrating non-profit work done on behalf of the underserved.
Check out this show and come on out to the Peace House Farm at 709 Emerald Wood Drive Austin TX this March 18-19th reconnecting event. For more information go to https://facebook.com/peacehousefarm . TeXchromosome, Magnolia Roads & the KOOP CC are teaming with Peace House Farm to present “Grateful to Get Back”, Music & Art Festival, a 2-day, 2 -stage outdoor showcase event in South Austin on March 18th & 19th. All are welcome! KOOP ‘s CC will be conducting “The Gratitude Tree” Inviting local non-profits to table, network, & share information about their quarantine successes, silver linings and insights. Please join KOOP Radio & enjoy a day of reconnection, original art & music. https://facebook.com/peacehousefarm