Event Details

11 Jan
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Equal Pay Today Business Boost

Thursday, January 11, 2018, 3:00 - 6:00 pm - Cash Mob at The Spirit Room, 139 State St., Rochester, NY.

Join Rochester NOW at Equal Pay Today’s cash mob, an opportunity for all of us to support a local business, have fun, and spread public awareness/action related to pay equity. In addition to raising spirits, we will boost Rachel McKibbens' business with cash as we enjoy a tarot reader, food, beverages, and books.

lthough all women suffer the injustice of pay inequality, Latina or Hispanic women and black or African-American women suffer the most. It takes Latinas on average until early November to earn as much as non-Hispanic white men earn the previous year. Black women on average work until the end of July to earn as much as non-Hispanic white men earn the prior year.

217 years—that’s how long until women have equal pay and representation in the workplace if nothing changes, according to the World Economic Forum. It's the second year that the organization has recorded worsening economic inequality.

National Equal Pay Day is marked on an April Tuesday each year. Its purpose is to bring awareness to pay discrepancies between women and men around the world for the same work. Tuesday represents how far into the work week a woman works to earn as much a man doing the same job. April 10 is the 2018 National Equal Pay Day.