Black Women’s Equal Pay Day: Black Girl Magic Is Real, AND It Costs


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Join us on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, August 13, for a free live conversation about race, economic theft, and how the tipped minimum wage hurts Black women nationwide.  This virtual event will take place on Facebook Live.

Choose “Get a reminder” on the Facebook event to attend live.

Speakers:

  • Hosted by Erika Alexander, Actress (Living Single, Get Out, Black Lightning)
  • Shannon Williams (Director, Equal Pay Today, a project of Equal Rights Advocates)
  • Beejhy Barhany (Owner of Tsion Cafe, Harlem)
  • New York Senator Alessandra Biaggi
  • Melanie Campbell (MS Black Women’s Roundtable)
  • Nikki Cole (One Fair Wage)
  • Jocelyn Frye (Center for American Progress)
  • Fatima Goss Graves (National Women’s Law Center)
  • Saru Jayaraman (One Fair Wage)
  • Angie Jean-Marie (Times Up)

About Black Women’s Equal Pay Day:
Every year, we recognize and raise awareness on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, a day that represents how far into the current year the average U.S. Black woman has to work just to catch up with the average white men’s earnings from the previous year.

Based on U.S. Census data, Black women were paid only 62 cents for every $1.00 paid to non-Hispanic white men in 2019. That means Black women on average had to work all of 2019, plus 7 months of 2020 (until Aug. 13) to earn what white men earned in 2019 alone.

A career’s-worth of such racial and gender pay discrimination adds up to an average loss of millions of dollars for many Black women across the U.S. This rampant, blatant pay discrimination and occupational segregation harms not only Black women individually, but also their children, families, and communities as a whole — with consequences that can often impact families for generations.

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