International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labor movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe. The United Nations began celebrating International Women's Day during the International Women's Year in 1975. Ashley Scales is one of the co-organizers of the International Women's Day celebration in metro-Detroit which includes women from all walks of life including labor and community activists. She is a wife, mother, an expectant parent, a member of Lambda Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and proud member of the UAW Local 160. She is currently District 1 Alternate Representative for Skilled trades and Non-trades members in the pre-production body shop, machining and stamping areas. This year to her already very full plate, she has taken on co-organizing the International Women's Day celebration in metro-Detroit. The theme for this year's celebration in the metro-Detroit area is Creating Victory Through Values, Voices, Vision! They will be recognizing/celebrating women’s rights and equality with a program on Saturday, March 10 at UAW Local 600 in Dearborn, MI.
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