On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 4:30 PM Eastern, the National Women’s Law Center, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Urban League will host a panel discussion on why the minimum wage is a critical issue for women of color. Two-thirds of minimum-wage workers are women and a disproportionate number are Latinas and African-American women. Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD) will deliver opening remarks.
As one of five panelists, Valerie Wilson, Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy at the Economic Policy Institute, will discuss why raising wages for all workers should be a major focus of policies and lawmakers concerned with income inequality and poverty, and the impact raising the minimum wage would have on African-American women.
What: Panel discussion on why the minimum wage is a critical issue for women of color
Who: Congresswoman Donna Edwards (D-MD)
Alissa Barron-Menza, vice president, Business for a Fair Minimum Wage
Suzanne Bergeron, interim senior vice president and executive director, National Urban League Washington Bureau
Ericka Jeanett Najarro Pastran, manager, Florida Avenue Grill, representing Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Stephanie Roman, economic policy analyst, Office of Research, Advocacy, and Legislation at the National Council of La Raza
Valerie Wilson, director, Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy at the Economic Policy Institute
When: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
4:30–5:30 PM Eastern
Where: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Room CVC-217
First St. NE, Washington, D.C. 20515