Half-Paid Heroes: Working Women, COVID-19, and #LatinaEqualPay Day
While on average, women earn 82¢ for every $1.00 men earn, women of color routinely experience much wider wage gaps due to the compounding effects of gender and racial discrimination. COVID-19 threatens to widen those disparities. Join us on #LatinaEqualPay
Day, the last equal pay day of the year, for a virtual event with Chicago leaders on working women, COVID-19, and the racial and gender pay disparities that continue to exist in our country.
Illinois State Rep. Anna Moeller;
Cherita Ellens, President and CEO of Women Employed;
Linda Xóchitl Tortolero, President and CEO of Mujeres Latinas en Acción;
Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza;
Moderator: Kelly Saulsberry, Director of Policy and Outreach for the Chicago Commission on Human Rights.
This event will be livestreamed. STAY TUNED for details on where to watch!
The Equal Pay Day Chicago coalition and our partners are working to lift up the voices and experiences of women of color in conversations about the wage gap. That’s why this year, we are holding Chicago’s annual equal pay event on Latina Equal Pay Day in recognition of the fact that we cannot close the wage gap until ALL women are paid equitably.