The Michigan ACE Women’s Network is a proud sponsor of Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day was originated in Michigan by the Michigan Pay Equity Network and adopted by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.
Did you know that full-time earnings for women are approximately 78.6 percent of earnings for men? The White House also reports that the pay gap is greater for African-American and Latina women, with African-American women earning 64 cents and Latina women earning 56 cents for every dollar earned by a white, non-Hispanic male.
Two events are held in April 2017:
April 4: Campuses Equal Pay Day Activities
13 campuses held activities on April 4 to recognize Equal Pay Day. Thanks to Mott Community College, Baker College, Henry Ford College, University of Michigan-Dearborn, Ferris State University, Northwestern Michigan College, Olivet College, Michigan Tech University, Delta Community College, Lansing Community College, Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University and Oakland University for your work!
Events ranged from holding bake sales and information tables, hosting sessions of AAUW’s Start Smart, hosting speakers, wearing red in support of EPD, and collecting money for area charities while tabling.
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April 25: Michigan Equal Pay Legislative Day at the State Capitol
MI-ACE Women’s Network also participates in Lansing with the Equal Pay Day Coalition led by the American Association of University Women that includes an issues briefing prior to a rally in the rotunda of the Capitol Building.