February 14, 2023
Remembering Outi Hicks
Two years ago today the Tradeswomen’s community recognized The Outi Hicks Day of Remembrance. Outi, a Carpenter apprentice in Fresno, CA, lost her life on the job on this day in 2017, a victim of senseless, gender-based violence in the workplace.
Her death touched tradeswomen around the country, and sparked tradeswoman-led increased industry awareness of gender-based violence in construction, like Be That One Guy and the #WeAreOutiHicks movement.
Today, and every February 14th, let’s celebrate her memory. Wear your Outi Hicks gear. Tell her story. Tell your story. Let the world know that gender-based harassment and violence in the workplace exists, is a problem, and cannot and will not be tolerated.