EQUAL PAY DAY
April 22, 2008
Members of the Commission handed out flyers, stickers, and candy bars on the Student Union Plaza to mark Equal Pay Day.
Equal Pay Day was originated 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. The day is observed on a Tuesday in April since women, on average, have to work 16 months
in order to earn as much as men do in 12 months.
The local chapter of the American Association for University Women (AAUW) and the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies are the Commission's co-sponsors for this Equal Pay Day event.
Nancy Bercaw discusses the Equal Pay Day flyer with a student.
Four Commission Members are honored as "Dynamic Women of Mississippi" by the Madison Chamber of Commerce. Read more on the University of Mississippi Newsdesk.
Missy Murphey and Thelma Curry hand out flyers,
stickers, and candy bars on Equal Pay Day.
Kirsten Dellinger speaks to students on Equal Pay Day.
Nancy Bercaw, Mary Harrington, Traci Mitchell, Kirsten Dellinger
UM photo by Kevin Bain