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Briefing: Black Working Women Matter
June 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:15 am
The briefing will highlight findings and recommendations from IPS’ report, And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices, Power and Promise, which examines the successful efforts of black labor women to organize into unions where on average they earn more than $2 more per hour and are 20 percent more likely to have health care; enact minimum wage increases and protections for workers who are not covered by current labor law; ensure that local development initiatives include local hiring practices and community involvement; and prepare black women for public service as elected officials committed to economic justice.
Speakers Will include:
- Congresswoman Donna Edwards
- Congresswoman Gwen Moore
Black women workers, labor leaders and economic justice advocates:
- Marc Bayard, Director of the Black Worker Initiative, Institute for Policy Studies
- Kimberly Freeman Brown, Author, And Still I Rise
- Fatima Goss Graves, Vice President for Education and Employment, National Women’s Law Center
- Jennifer Epps-Addison, Executive Director, Wisconsin Jobs Now
Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to Helen Oh at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, June 5.