Events

August 22nd, 2019 Black Women's Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project Launch


On August 22nd, Tune into the a all new podcast series with a mission to dispose of the pay gap for black women, The Black Women's Equal Pay Day Commemoration Project.


August 22th- Closing the Pay Gap for Black Women


Gender and race equality and equity are critical in organizations that want to perform at their highest level. However, currently, black women have to work 233 more days than white non-Hispanic men to earn the same amount of money. We can do something about it.

With a coalition led by Lean In Women of Color, Lean In Illinois, Lean In Michigan, Latina Surge and Lean In St. Louis along with partners The Impact Alliance NFP, Speak Truth, The Chicago Council on Science Technology and Studio B Entertainment are hosting a discussion to raise awareness about the pay gap impacting black women in the United States. The conversation will be based on the movie “Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II,” that chronicles the story of the first Black women to work in industry and government administrative service during World War II. During this event, you will learn more about black women pay gap, what different organizations are doing to tackle this issue, and the different steps you can take to make a difference.
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Also, we appreciate the support of coalition partners ChicagoNow and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Learn ways they are closing the pay gap in an up and coming episode.


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August 20th   - Facebook Live Conversation with Filmmaker Gregory Cooke


With a coalition led by Lean In Women of Color, Lean In networks such as Lean In Illinois Lean In Michigan, Lean In St Louis and Lean In Latina Surge located in Jersey will be hosting a prescreening of “Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II".
Invisible Warriors is an unforgettable conversation among a diverse group of African American “Rosie the Riveters” who recount what life was really like during World War II. They represent 600,000 women like themselves who overcame the Great Depression, Jim Crow, sexual degradation, and workplace discrimination to break gender and racial barriers.
Leading up to Black Women's Equal Pay Day on August 22nd, Sachi Christine Kobayashi, Founder of Lean In Los Angeles is sitting down for a live Q and A with filmmaker, Gregory Cooke.
Join us for this special event!
Tune in at http://www.facebook.com/groups/leaninwomenofcolor

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