Please join us at Ramona Bar in Brooklyn at 7:00 on November 29, 2018 to support Equal Pay Today.
Equal Pay Today! works in coalition to leverage the expertise, network, and resources of its state projects and roundtable organizations -- at the national, regional, and state level -- to close the gender wage gap across the United States.
The mission of the Equal Pay Today! Campaign, a project of the Tides Center, is to eradicate the long-standing gender wage gap impacting the economic security of women and families through an innovative collaboration of national, regional, and state-based women's legal advocacy and worker justice groups.
Meet the Readers
Raluca Albu is a writer, teacher and translator who was born in Romania and raised in the Bronx. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Village Voice, The Paris Review daily, Guernica, Words without Borders, and other publications. She was a judge for the 2018 Best Translated Book Award, is the online literature editor for BOMB Magazine, and teaches writing at New York University.
Camille Drummond is a cultural producer and the director of publishing at Brooklyn-based arts center, Pioneer Works. Prior to this she was the event and PR director for WORD Bookstores and a reporter. A native of Los Angeles, she now lives in Brooklyn.
JOLENTA is a comedian, podcaster, and pop culture commentator. She's a Moth Story slam winner, has been heard on NPR and the BBC, and is the host of By the Book - a podcast reality show where she and her co-host live by a different self help book every week and report back on what's life changing and what's garbage.
Lenora Lapidus is the Director of the Women’s Right Project of the American Civil Liberties Union. She litigates gender discrimination cases in courts throughout the country, engages in public policy advocacy, and speaks on gender equity issues in the media and to the public. Her work focuses on economic justice, educational equity, ending gender-based violence, and women in the criminal justice system. She and her colleagues won a unanimous ruling from the Supreme Court in AMP v. Myriad Genetics, striking down patents on the human BRCA genes, associated with breast and ovarian cancer. She also won a landmark victory from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in Jessica Gonzales v. U.S., resulting in the issuance of historic guidance from DOJ to law enforcement on gender-biased policing. In 2015, she urged the EEOC to investigate the low number of women hired by studios to be directors for film and television, leading to an in-depth investigation. Ms. Lapidus has received several awards and fellowships, including the Trailblazer Award from Women and Hollywood, 21 Leaders for the 21 st Century from Women’s eNews and the Wasserstein Fellowship for outstanding public interest lawyers from Harvard Law School. She graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and summa cum laude from Cornell University.
Carina del Valle Schorske
Carina del Valle Schorske is a poet, translator, and essayist. Her work has been featured in the New York Times Magazine, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Lit Hub, and the New Yorker online, among many other venues. With Raquel Salas Rivera, Erica Mena, and Ricardo Maldonado, she is an editor of Puerto Rico en mi corazón, a bilingual anthology of post-Maria Puerto Rican poetry. Right now, she is at work on her first book, a psychogeography of Puerto Rican culture, forthcoming from Riverhead.