When I searched for International Women’s Day on the Digital Public Library site, I found mainly images from abroad. Even though the holiday began in the United States, historically it has not received that much coverage here (although Google is celebrating it today.) This wonderful poster from Stockton California, a town that links the Bay Area to the Central Valley, is an exception. It is even more striking because it celebrates the town’s Asian American heritage. There is no date, but it has the look of the seventies to me.
The drawings cast a wide net. They show Asian Americans of all ages—not just women—working inside and outside the home and demonstrating for more rights. Children of different races are also on the picket line. And of course my favorite is the older woman at work on her sewing machine.