Equal Pay Day 2016 Events

Equal Pay Day 2016 Events

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Now – April 12: 

Atlanta Women for Equality’s #UnequalPaycheck project

Saturday, April 9:

9to5 Atlanta‘s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

  • Take a stand for equality and against the wage gap! Join us at 10 AM at the Georgia Hill Building to make posters and we’ll leave promptly at 11 AM. We will end up at Grant Park Cafe (753 Cherokee Ave., Atlanta, GA 30315) and we will celebrate our pledges with good food, music, and speakers. Please bring cash or a credit card. Rides will be offered back to participants’ cars or MARTA.

Monday, April 11:

AAUW Salary Negotiation Twitter Chat

  • When: Tuesday, April 11, 2016 2:00–3:00 PM EDT
  • Using #EqualPay, we will answer questions on AAUW Work Smart and Start Smart salary negotiation workshops and highlight the value of salary negotiation as another tool in narrowing the pay gap.

Tuesday, April 12: 

1. Fair Pay Coalition #EqualPayDay twitter storm

  • What: Twitter storm and photo project marking the day this year when women’s pay catches up to what men were paid last year alone. Participants can tweet photos of themselves holding AWE’s #UnequalPaycheck, the National Women Law Center’s equality sign, and/or 9to5’s equal pay sign.
  • When: Tuesday, April 12 from 2-3 PM EDT
  • Where: Twitter, using hashtags #UnequalPaycheck, #EqualPayDay and #EqualPay. Photos can be taken anywhere!
  • Why: More than 50 years after the passage of the Equal Pay Act, women overall still typically make only 79¢ to a man’s dollar. The wage gap is even larger for many women of color: for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men, Asian American women are paid 84¢, African American women are paid 60¢, Native American women are paid 59¢, and Latinas are paid 55¢. This Equal Pay Day, we’re holding lawmakers and candidates accountable and making sure they know we care about this issue.

2. AAUW Faces of Fair Pay Tweet Chat

  • When: Tuesday, April 12 at 1:30-2:00 PM EDT
  • Hashtags: #Equalpay and #talkpay
  • We will hold a tweet chat with equal pay advocates Lilly Ledbetter and Aileen Rizo who will share their stories of unequal pay and the need for equal pay legislation.

3. Generation Progress Tweet Chat 

  • When: Tuesday, April 12 at 3:00 PM EDT
  • Hashtags: #EqualPayChat
  • #EqualPayDay is this Tuesday! Help us spread awareness of the gender pay gap with @genprogress using #EqualPayChat. pic.twitter.com/81PIBiTNpH

4. Catalyst Webinar: What companies can do to close the wage gap

5. MTV’s Look Different campaign

  • In partnership with National Partnership for Women & Families, MTV will release a clock and supporting materials to draw attention to the wage gap and to take action on it.


Washington D.C. Events:

Wednesday, April 6: 

Senate Democrats Press Conference on Equal Pay

  • When: Wednesday, April 6, 2016 3:00 PM EDT
  • Where: LBJ Room, S211, U.S. Capitol
  • Hashtags: #EqualPay and #YoureFiredAct
  • The event will be live streamed (hereand there will be live tweeting during the event.

Thursday, April 7: 

CLUW’S Biennial Working Women’s Award Celebration and Reception

  • When: April 7, 2016, 4:00—6:00 PM ET
  • Where: Tommy Douglas Conference Center, 10000 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20903
  • Featuring: Lilly Ledbetter and honoring Senator Barbara Mikulski. For more information, please contact the Coalition of Labor Union Women by calling Akina Reid at (202) 508-6958, via email at areid@cluw.org or refer to our website at www.cluw.org.

Friday, April 8:

Fair Pay Coalition House staff briefing on equal pay bills

  • When: Friday, April 8, 2016 12:00 noon EDT
  • Where: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Monday, April 11:

1. National Partnership for Women & Families will release 51 state wage gap fact sheets on April 11th. The analysis finds that the gender-based wage gap is hurting women and families in every single state and the costs for women, their families and our national and state economies are significant. Fact sheets will be here: http://www.nationalpartnership.org/Gap

2. Fair Pay Coalition House staff briefing on equal pay bills

  • When: Monday, April 11th at 2:00 PM EDT
  • Where: 210 Cannon House Office Building

Tuesday, April 12:

1. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau Gender Wage Gap Research Roundtable: “The Gender Wage Gap: Exploring the Evidence”

  • What: The Department of Labor’s Women’s Bureau and its Chief Evaluation Office are convening a research roundtable of four prominent researchers whose analysis has made important contributions to our understanding of the complex web of factors that influence women’s employment, including those responsible for the gender wage gap. The session will be a data-driven, evidence-based examination of research on the gender wage gap, including the extent, trends and complex explanations around wage disparities between men and women, as well as the variable disparities we see across different groups of women workers.
  • Panelists include:
    • Dr. Sandra Black, Member, President’s Council of Economic Advisers and Centennial Chair in Economics and Public Affairs at University of Texas, Austin
    • Dr. Heidi Hartmann, President and CEO, Institute for Women’s Policy Research
    • Dr. Valerie Wilson, Director, Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy, Economic Policy Institute
  • When: April 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
  • Where: U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Secretary’s Conference Room S-2508
  • RSVP here

2. Third Way Event: “Getting Her Money’s Worth: What Will It Take to Achieve Equal Pay?”

  • Featuring: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Senator Heidi Heitkamp, CEA Member Sandra Black, and The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell
  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM EDT
  • Where: The McDermott Building, 500 North Capitol Street NW, 9th Floor, Washington, DC
  • RSVP: http://www.thirdway.org/events/getting-her-moneys-worth-what-will-it-take-to-achieve-equal-pay
  • On Equal Pay Day, Third Way invites you to join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Senator Heidi Heitkamp for a conversation with The Washington Post’s Catherine Rampell on how paid leave and other policies can help close the gender pay gap. Then, we are pleased to welcome CEA Member Sandra Black to present economic insights on the forces behind the gender pay gap.

3. AAUW’s UnHappy Hour for Equal Pay Day

  • What: We are marking Equal Pay Day with a block party outside AAUW’s national office. Representatives from the D.C. Mayor’s office and Capitol Hill, along with Oscar-winning actress and equal pay activist Patricia Arquette, will deliver remarks on how women and families can’t wait any longer for equal pay. Join us as we gather together to hear pep talks from equal pay experts and enjoy a wallet-friendly cash bar and food truck munchies! Come eat, gripe, and, most important, discuss how to change things. Rain or shine, we hope to see you there!
  • Location: AAUW headquarters, 1111 Sixteenth St. NW (near L and 16th)
  • Time: 5:30 – 7:30 PM EDT
  • Cost: Free

Thursday, April 14:

Center for American Progress‘ panel “Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay”

  • Featured panelists:
    Jenny Yang, Chair, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Deborah Thompson Eisenberg, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Dispute Resolution, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
    René Redwood, CEO, Redwood Enterprise LLC; former Executive Director, Federal Glass Ceiling Commission
  • When: April 14, 2016, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM ET 
  • Where: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C., 20005
  • RSVP here to attend this event


Chicago Events:

Tuesday, April 12: 

Women Employed Chicago Rally

  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 12:00 – 1:00 PM CT
  • Where: Daley Plaza at Dearborn and Washington – rain or shine, either inside or outside
  • What: Women Employed’s Melissa Josephs will be taking the stage to talk about how we can achieve equal pay, along with rapper FM Supreme, Awesomely Luvvie, Women in Comedy, and Roberta Lynch from AFSCME. RSVP to Amanda Collins.


San Francisco Events:

Tuesday, April 12: 

Hired’s Women, Work and the State of Wage Inequality Panel Discussion

  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 2016, 6:00 – 8:30 PM PT
  • Where: Terra Gallery, 511 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • What: The event will commence with h’ordeuvres, drinks, and time to network. It’ll then be followed by a panel discussion on why the wage gap persists, what the responsibilities are on the part of women and companies to address this issue, and what role the technology industry can play in setting an example for the rest of the world.
  • Note: You must be 21+ to attend this event. Information/invite:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hired-presents-women-work-and-the-state-of-wage-inequality-registration-22555255376


Seattle Events:

Tuesday, April 12: 

MomsRising, Legal Voice, and the Economic Opportunity Institute’s #EqualPayDay Bake Sale

  • What: At 11:30, we will host a short speaking program with Senator Pramila Jayapal, Representative Jessyn Farrell, Seattle City Councilmember M. Lorena González, restauranteur and chef Makini Howell, Children’s Alliance Board Member and OneAmerica Education & Integration Policy Director Roxana Norouzi, and MomsRising CEO/co-founder Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. Speakers will talk about the best recipe for closing the wage gap: workplace and paycheck fairness, living wages, paid family and sick leave, and high-quality, affordable early learning and childcare. The “bake sale” will run through 12:30 with free cookies from Hello Robin and bite-sized ways for people to take action and show their support for fair pay.
  • When: Tuesday, April 12, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
  • Where: Westlake Park in Downtown Seattle
  • More details on the Facebook Event page


South Florida Events:

Tuesday, April 12: 

Enterprising and Professional Women of South Florida’s University Happy Hour

  • In attendance will be mayors across Broward County.
  • Where: Galuppi’s Restaurant, 1103 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL
  • Contact Donna Willits at President@EPW-soFlorida.org


Tampa Bay Area Events:

Tuesday, April 12: 

Business and Professional Women/St. Petersburg-Pinellas’ Unhappy Hour for Equal Pay Day

  • When: Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30–7:30 PM
  • Where: Museum of History located at 335 2nd Avenue NE, St. Petersburg, FL
  • This event is open to the public at no cost. There will be a cash bar (beer and wine) and proclamations provided by the City of St. Petersburg and the County Commission of Pinellas County.





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