The Women's March on Washington took place on Jan. 21 and just five weeks later, another protest was placed on the agenda. It's planned to take place on International Women's day, March 8. 

The campaign, "A Day Without A Woman," has been receiving traction this past week for its demands. Women are taking part by being off the grid. They do so by taking off work, not shopping, unless it's a small business owned by minority women, and wearing red in solidarity. 

On campus, the Association for Computing Machinery Women is hosting a lunch to honor the achievements of women in STEM fields in the Student Center, Room 10 at noon.

Locally, alumna Rachel Burke partnered with founder of Women Against Hate Jenna Stanek to host "On the Matt / Off the Grid" at Citizen Yoga in midtown at 8:30 a.m. 

The event is free for WSU students for women and men but will also work as a fundraising event for HAVENOakland County’s program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. HAVEN provides shelter, counseling, advocacy and educational programming to nearly 20,000 people each year.

"The mission is really to participate in self love, and to raise money and a voice for an organization that strives to empower women on International Women's Day," Burke said.

Celebrations will also take place at Detroit's Tangent Gallery with "I Am A Woman... What's Your Superpower?" from 7-10 p.m. Vendors, cupcakes, art and performances are to be seen upon arrival with a $10 cover.

Outside Detroit, the International Women's Day Strike is conjuring in Ann Arbor is planned for is planned for 5 p.m. March 8 in Liberty Plaza with a kid-friendly, solidarity space 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Later in the week, a strike hosted by Workers World Party of Michigan will take place at 5920 Second Ave., where women hope to speak out and have their voices be heard. The strike will be on March 11.

There will also be the fifth annual Women's Day Sip and Sushi at Socra Tea on March 11 at 5 p.m. Tickets are to be purchased online. 

"I think that it's important for women to participate however they can, because it is going to take all of us to really make America feel the impact," Burke said. 

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