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Title: Women's Equality Day Forum
START DATE: 8/26/2009
Duration: 1 Hours
Location: Newcomb College Center for Research on Women
Location Details:
62 Newcomb Place
Tulane University
New Orleans, LA 70118
Event Topic: Women's Rights
Event Type: Forum/Discussion
Contact Name: Emily Sokolski
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (225)281-9717
Women's Equality Day, August 26th, marks the passage of the 19th Amendment which granted full voting rights for women in 1920.

With the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act, 2009 marks another historic moment for women across the country. Our administration recognized that gender discrimination in the workplace continues to be a huge issue--nationally, women earn about 77 cents to every dollar that their male counterparts earn.

In Louisiana the earnings ratio is much worse: women earn about 65 cents to every dollar that their male counterparts earn.

Pay discrimination, access to services and opportunities, workforce and financial issues all fall under the larger issue of how we, as women, break out of traditional gender roles, redefine our place in the community and assert our rights.

Join us on August 26th for a frank discussion on the issues facing women in Louisiana.

Moderator: Councilwoman Cynthia Willard Lewis

-Representative Barbara Norton, Author of the Louisiana Fair Pay for Women Act
-Gwen Adams, ACORN
-Julie Cherry, Secretary-Treasurer, Louisiana AFL-CIO
-Dr. Beth Willinger, Newcomb College Center for Research on Women
-Brenda Robichaux, Principal-Cheif United Houma Nation

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