At 8 p.m. EST, March 8, 2009 (International Women’s Day), mothers of diverse backgrounds from all over the United States of America are invited to stand together in their unique communities, united by the love mothers everywhere have for their families, to express compassion and solidarity for mothers world-wide, and to show gratitude for the tireless efforts of individuals and groups who work on behalf of mothers and their families both locally and globally.
These three simple things will happen at the same time nationwide:
1. Mothers will stand together, each holding a candle.
2. At 8 p.m. EST these candles will be lit and 15 minutes of contemplative silence will begin.
3. At ca. 8:15 p.m. EST two verses of the song "This Little Light of Mine" will be sung.
Organizers are encouraged to add to their community's event in ways that seem appropriate and relevant to their unique group.