Did you know that, on average, women earn 79¢ for every $1 earned by their male counterparts, and that this number is less for women of color?
The Michigan American Council on Education Women’s Network (MI-ACE) and the Michigan Equal Pay Coalition have designated April 12, 2016 as a “Red Out” to recognize Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as her male counterparts did during the previous year. Red is worn on this day as a symbol of how far women are “in the red” with regard to pay.
Please wear red on April 12, and join your LCC-ACE Planning Committee at 8:30 a.m. in the TLC Library, 2nd floor atrium for coffee and muffins. This is a drop-in event, but we would like you to stick around long enough to take a group photo at 8:45 a.m.
The MI-ACE Women’s Network, the Equal Pay Coalition, and The American Association of University Women will hold a rally at noon on the steps of the Capitol Building. Please feel free to join others from across the state to bring awareness to this important issue.