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Empowerment, Progress, and Determination: Advocating for Accountability
December 8, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST
An event in solidarity with Latina Equal Pay Day, the last Equal Pay Day of the year, and economic justice for all women all year round.
Presented by the Equal Pay Day Chicago Coalition
All women experience a pay gap, but Latinas face one of the widest pay disparities of any group of women—earning on average just 54 cents for every dollar a white man earns, when looking at both full- and part-time workers.
Join us in person in downtown Chicago on Thursday, December 8th for Empowerment, Progress, and Determination: Advocating for Accountability—an event in solidarity with Latina Equal Pay Day, the last Equal Pay Day of the year, and economic justice for all women all year round.
Equal Pay Day Chicago’s first in-person event in 3 years will feature a conversation with Latina leaders from across Chicago and Illinois on how we can advocate for accountability and work towards change. We’ll follow with a reception honoring coalition founder Barb Yong and celebrating her upcoming retirement. Appetizers and refreshments will be provided by Latinx-owned businesses.
Thursday, December 8th
300 S. Wacker, 8th Floor Conference Center
Program: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. CT
Opening Remarks and Emcee
⇒Starr De Los Santos, Senior Coalition Manager, Women Employed
⇒Moderator: Nancy Andrade, Chair and Commissioner, Chicago Commission on Human Relations, City of Chicago
⇒Lizzy Diaz-Ortiz, VP, Senior Manager, Latinx Segment, BMO Harris Bank
⇒Yolanda Carrillo, General Council, Illinois Department of Labor
⇒Linda Xóchitl-Tortolero, President and CEO, Mujeres Latinas en Acción
⇒Izzy Dobbel and Ely Bahena, Trabajadoras Fellows, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement (LCLAA)
⇒Sharmili Majmudar, Executive Vice President of Policy and Organizational Impact, Women Employed
⇒Barb Yong, Founder of the Equal Pay Day Chicago Coalition and Partner, Golan Christie Taglia LLP
Reception: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. CT
⇒Appetizers and refreshments provided by Pizza y Pan Pa’ Ya, Rica Arepa, and Tacotlan.
Space is limited, so register today for this free, in-person event, hosted by the Equal Pay Day Chicago Coalition: https://bit.ly/epdc2022.
Learn more about Equal Pay Day Chicago at https://www.equalpaydaychi.xyz/, or follow @EqualPayDayChi on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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