Sunday, April 13, 2008

Pittsburgh Women Making Change Week: April 18-25

Pittsburgh Women Making Change Week: April 18-25

The week includes a dynamic symposium on women in the arts, street demonstrations and culminates in Pittsburgh’s second annual Equal Pay Rally.

  • “Arts, Activism, Equity” symposium, featuring live performances, workshops and panel discussions kicks off the activities:

Date: Friday, April 18 & Saturday, April 19

Location: New Hazlett Theater

Times & fees vary, for information contact: or 412-320-4610, ext. 17

  • Street Demonstrations, volunteers will spread awareness of the wage gap in SW PA by lining Grant Street, PPG Place and Market Square, dressed in professional attire & holding cardboard “Will Work for Equality” signs. They’ll pass out flyers and stickers highlighting our region’s BIG wage gap, (in SW PA, women earn 69 cents for every $1 a man makes.) Demonstrators will also be “making change” by collecting 31 cents from passerby to make up for the wage gap.

Date: April 21 - 24

Time: 11:30-1pm each day

  • Equal Pay Rally, representatives from diverse sectors will speak on how the gender gap impacts our lives & ways that we all can make change.

Date: Friday, April 25 at noon, Women Making Change Week will culminate with the second annual Equal Pay Rally in Market Square.

To volunteer for the street demonstrations or for Equal Pay Rally info, contact Yaa Arhin at the Women & Girls Fdtn.: 412-434-4883.

1 comment:

  1. How about we have a 'Women, We Need to Leave Pittsburgh for Better Pay Elsewhere' Day?

    I'd be happy to coordinate just such an event.