Equal Pay Day Chicago will be Thursday, March 28, 2019, in advance of the nationally observed date of April 2nd. Stay tuned for details…
EQUAL PAY DAY CHICAGO - Student Journalism Contest
Each year, Equal Pay Day is recognized world-wide to bring greater awareness to the wage gap experienced by women and minorities. In the US, the April date symbolically marks how far into a new year the average woman must work to earn as much as a white man did in the previous year. In its seventh year, Equal Pay Day Chicago is both a focal point to raise awareness, and a platform for organizations to collaborate. Equal Pay Day Chicago is a coalition of governmental bodies, nonprofits and other groups and individuals fighting together to achieve equal pay for equal work.
Any junior high or high school student currently attending school in the Chicagoland area is eligible to participate. Two winners will be selected and announced publicly during the Equal Pay Day program at noon in Daley Plaza on Thursday, March 28, 2019.
Write an article about an aspect of the pay disparity among workers in America. The article should be between 450 and 750 words. The article should include at least one quote from a source discussing the issue of equal pay. The student reporter can interview family, teachers or community members about their personal experiences with pay discrimination..
All entries must be submitted via email to email@example.com by Friday, March 8th. Entries should be submitted as a PDF document. On a separate page at the end of the article, please list the following information:
· Student’s name, age, grade and contact information (both phone and email)
· School, sponsoring teacher’s name and contact information (both phone and email)
· Parent/guardian’s name and contact information (both phone and email)
Entrants should be available to read a portion of their article on stage during the Equal Pay Day event on March 28th. Entry grants Equal Pay Day Chicago the right to edit, publish, copy or display the entry, with attribution.
First prize is $300 and the second prize is $50. The winning students will be recognized at event and on social media.
Each year, Equal Pay Day is recognized world-wide to bring greater awareness to the racial and gender pay disparities. In the United States, the April date symbolically marks how far into a new year the average woman must work to earn as much as the average white man did in the previous year.
Join us! Equal Pay Day Chicago is both a focal point to raise awareness of pay equality, and a platform for organizations to collaborate across the state. We invite you to be a part of this effort. Contact us through email or any of the social media platforms below.
WHO WE ARE
Thank you to our generous sponsors: American Association of University Women (AAUW-Illinois) Illinois Federation of Business Women (IFBW) Professional Women’s Club of Chicago (PWCC) Professional Women's Networking Group The Wood Law Office, LLC
Equal Pay Day Chicago includes the following supporting organizations:AAUW ChicagoAAUW Northwest SuburbsAAUW Palos Orland BranchAAUW Wheaton/Glen EllynABA Commission on Women in the ProfessionAffinity Community ServicesAlpha Kappa Alpha, Chi Omega Omega ChapterArise ChicagoBellows Law GroupBlacks in GovernmentBlack Women Lawyer's AssociationCause the EffectChicago Area Women's History CouncilChicago Bar Association YLS Women in the LawChicago Commission on Human RelationsChicago Foundation for WomenChicago NOWChicago Real Estate WomenChicago Women in TradesChinese American Service LeagueCoalition of Labor Union WomenCole Sadkin, LLCCook County Commission on Human Rights and Women's IssuesCook County Office of the PresidentCrux CreativeDePaul University Women's CenterDyMynd LLCDominican University Domestic Abuse Stops HereEqual Means EqualERA IllinoisEnterprising and Professional Women - USAFederally Employed Women - Windy CityGolan Christie Taglia LLPHealing to ActionHousing Choice PartnersIllinois Association of Hispanic State EmployeesIllinois Department of Human RightsIllinois Federation of Business Women's ClubsIllinois NOWIllinois State Bar Association Standing Committee on Women and the LawIndivisible IllinoisImani Pearls Community Development FoundationJewish Women's Foundation of Metropolitan ChicagoLULAC of IllinoisLawyers' Committee for Better HousingLeague of Women VotersLittler MendelsonLove SpeaksThe Momentum GroupMujeres Latinas en AccionNational Asian Pacific American Women's ForumNational Council of Jewish Women, Illinois State Policy Advocacy NetworkNational Employment Lawyers Association, Illinois ChapterNEIU Women's and Gender Studies ProgramNorth/Northwest Suburban NOWNorthwestern University School of Law, Women's Leadership CoalitionOrganizing for ActionIllinois Office of the Attorney GeneralIllinois Office of the Lt. GovernorPlanned Parenthood of IllinoisProfessional Women's Club of ChicagoRestaurant Opportunities Center ChicagoShriver CenterUN Women Chicago Metropolitan ChapterUS Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionWeWillWomen EmployedWomen's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI)Women's Business Development CenterWomen's Leadership and Mentoring AllianceThe Wood Law Office, LLCWorking Women History ProjectYWCA Metropolitan Chicagoo
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