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Native American Equal Pay Day

Thursday, 11:00am, September 27th, 2018

UNM Gallup 705 Gurley New Mexico Gallup 871087301

On Thursday, September 27, 2018, The Southwest Women’s Law Center and the American Association of University Women are hosting a community meeting in Gallup, New Mexico addressing the income inequity that Native American women face in the workforce. This informative meeting will address actions that can be taken to close the gap for Native women, and ideas for negotiating salaries. The Southwest Women’s Law Center is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization located in Albuquerque whose mission is to leverage the power of law, research, and collaborations to increase equity for all women and girls throughout the state of New Mexico. The AAUW has been empowering women since 1881 as a grassroot organization dedicated to empowering women and their families. Pamelya Herndon, the Executive Director of the Southwest Women’s Law Center said, “Native women’s voices have not often been heard, particularly in the area of fair pay. We are providing a forum here in Gallup to support and amplify Native women’s voices while drawing attention to the need for Native women to receive fair pay.” Native women must work an extra nine months and twenty-seven days to earn the same pay as men. The Southwest Women’s Law Center was instrumental in helping to pass the Fair Pay Act in New Mexico and wants to support Native women in developing strategies to navigate and negotiate fair pay. This event is free and will be held at UNM Gallup in the Student Services Technology Center, Room 200, on September 27 at 11:00 am-1:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Community Outreach Coordinator Rachel Brasell at rbrasell@swwomenslaw or call (505) 244-0502.

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