Our first On The Record episode of 2017 covers a very specific event, but one with a message that can (and should) be put into practice every day. On March 8, more than 30 female-owned Milwaukee businesses primarily located in Bay View are joining forces in solidarity with A Day Without A Woman movement to partake in the inaugural Lady Business. The bars, restaurants, retail stores, and other establishments participating in the consumer-focused affair will donate a percentage of that day’s earnings to Milwaukee Women’s Center.

Host Tyler Maas went to Blackbird Bar (a Lady Business participant) to meet with owner Holly Doar, Goodkind co-owner and Lady Business participant Katie Rose, and Lady Business co-organizer Taylor Thomas to discuss the event itself, issues female business owners and consumers often face, and how focused women’s rights activism on a local level can bring about noticeable and necessary change.

This episode is brought to you by Avalon Theater, which will host our screening of BASEketball on Thursday, April 6. Music in this episode comes courtesy of Piles (“Blue Glue”) and Whips  (“Goldmine”). Subscribe to On The Record via iTunes or Stitcher (for free!).