This Sunday, May 9 is Mother’s Day and we’re encouraging everyone to Take Back the Day with the peace and justice organization Inter Pares. Hello Cool World helped create the campaign to reclaim the original meaning of Mother’s Day and are big supporters of Inter Pares. They work internationally with grassroots groups and activists, and have a particular focus on empowering women. You can learn more about Inter Pares (Latin for “among equals”) at: www.takebacktheday.ca
Check out the short animated on the real, radical “her-story” of Mother’s Day, a day rooted in social activism and the inspiring stories of its 3 extraordinary founding foremothers.
How You Can Help
The best way to support Take Back the Day is by making a gift at www.TakeBackTheDay.ca and sending e-cards far and wide. Each gift gives you ten cards so you can pay tribute to all the women making a difference in your life. You can personalize your e-cards by adding your own photo too. Your gift will support the women and organizations who are continuing the real Mother’s Day legacy by building healthier, peaceful, and equitable societies around the world.
Become a fan of the Facebook page and suggest it to friends: www.facebook.com/pages/Inter-Pares-Take-Back-the-Day/14401576413
SPREAD "MOTHER'S DAY: THE TAKEOVER" VIDEO
On Facebook, click "share" under the video and you can post it to your profile. It’s also on YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlGs6wcDaBE
POST A BUTTON OR BANNER
Visit www.TakeBackTheDay.ca for materials.
Let’s take back Mother’s Day from the throes of commercialism and honour women around the world working for change! Because all our mothers deserve a little peace and justice.
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