Native Women’s Equal Pay Day is on October 1, 2020

The Office of the First Partner and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) invite you to join us for an #EqualPayCA virtual talking circle in honor of Native Women’s Equal Pay Day. The dialogue will be streamed online at 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on October 1, 2020.

Join California’ First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom in conversation with three phenomenal indigenous women leaders, Representative Debra Haaland, Chief Justice Christine Williams, and Intel software engineer Georgia Sandoval, as they address Native Women’s (un)equal pay and the importance of closing the wage gap.

The COVID-19 recession has hit women and women of color especially hard. Before the pandemic hit, Native women were making just 57 cents for every one dollar that their white male counterparts were making, and the data shows that this wage gap could only be exacerbated by the economic fallout of COVID-19.

Please join us for a conversation focused on active allyship, advocacy, and structural change to build true equality for Native women in California as we navigate the Covid-19 crisis and recovery.

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