Equal Pay Day Chicago 2016

Plans are well underway for the next Equal Pay Day event, scheduled for April 12, 2016 in Daley Plaza (Clark and Washington in Chicago) from noon to 1 pm. Each year, Equal Pay Day is recognized world-wide to bring greater awareness to the wage gap experienced by minorities and women. In the US, the mid-April date symbolically marks how far into a new year the average woman must work to earn as much as the average man did in the previous year.

Equal Pay Day Chicago is a both a focal point to raise awareness of pay inequality, and a platform for organizations to collaborate across the state.

This year’s event will include performances by members of Women in Comedy and rapper FM Supreme. Come early to get an equal pay button and take a novelty photo. The event will happen rain or shine.

American Association of University Women (AAUW-Illinois), Illinois Federation of Business Women (IFBW) and Professional Women’s Club of Chicago (PWCC) provide financial support. The ISBA Standing Committee on Women in the Law is proud to be one of the dozens of Supporting Organizations. The full list of supporting organizations and additional details are posted on the Event’s website at www.equalpaydaychi.org

Follow on Twitter @EqualPayDayChic and like the Event on Facebook for continuing updates. See you on the Plaza!

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