Organizers of January's Women's March are calling for women to take the day off and encouraging them not to spend money to show their economic strength and impact on American society.
"A Day Without a Woman" on Wednesday is the first national action by organizers since the nationwide marches held the day after President Donald Trump's inauguration.
So far, Prince George's County Public Schools is one of three school systems nationwide to cancel class Wednesday due to a predicted lack of teachers.
Protesters are expected to gather at 3 p.m. for a march through Baltimore. Organizers of the Baltimore International Women's Day March said the group will meet at People's Park at 20111 N. Charles Street and hit the streets at 4 p.m., marching to the Women's Detention Center and to Douglas Homes before stopping at McKeldin Square on Pratt and Light Streets.
The stops are planned to address the problems women face in public housing and to demand an end to mass incarceration.
— Baltimore Police (@BaltimorePolice) March 7, 2017
"We expect that Wednesday's activities will be exciting and vibrant representing the breadth of women's voices that are rarely heard," organizer Annie Chambers said in a news release.
The event coincides with the U.N.-designated International Women's Day, and organizers say they want to "stand with women around the globe" who supported their efforts Jan. 21 with similar protests in cities around the world.
REPOST! Schools Closed Wednesday, March 8 for "A Day Without a Woman" pic.twitter.com/4h5kd6fctX
— PGCPS (@pgcps) March 8, 2017
The Associated Press contributed to this report.