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Mexican women plan for historic strike on March 9 to protest femicides; Plus: The extraordinary life and legacy of Ida B Wells

0:08 – Femicide in Mexico is pervasive, and reaching a tipping point. On Monday, March 9 women are planning a national strike to protest rising gender-based violence.

Shannon Young is a former editor of Free Speech Radio News and Journalist currently residing in Mexico.

0:34 – Women’s History Month Profile: Ida B Wells.

Ida B. Wells was an African-American investigative journalist, abolitionist and suffragist who led an anti-lynching crusade in the United States in the 1890s, founding groups striving for African-American justice, being one of the founders of the NAACP (the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People). Today, as part of our Women’s History Month profiles in excellence, we discuss the life of Ida B. Wells. For more on this civil rights icon we speak with Dr. Gregory Carr, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Chair of the Department of Afro-American Studies at Howard University.

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