The rapid spread of Coronavirus across the globe has revealed what has always been a glaring truth for so many of the essential workers who are the backbone of our society: the most essential are least valued, are treated as most expendable. It is the working class and poor who are most vulnerable to the virus and the economic disaster that Covid-19 has laid bare. And often it is women who are holding the frontline.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and playwright, V-Day and One Billion Rising founder V (formerly Eve Ensler) bring you their second WOMEN WORKERS RISING Town Hall on Tuesday, 12 May featuring:
Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage, which supports service workers and has started a fund for those who are struggling
Magaly Licolli, Co-Founder of Venceremos, a poultry workers’ organization based in northwest Arkansas
This is the second of two town halls (watch the first here) looking at the needs of frontline and essential workers, including women working in domestic violence shelters where the crisis is also being acutely felt, as numbers are increasing for women who staying home is not safe. The conversation will touch upon these essential workers and their experiences especially women and including healthcare workers, domestic workers, farmworkers, grocery store workers, food and agricultural workers, mortuary and funeral service workers, delivery people, garbage collectors, drivers, cooks, janitors, law enforcement, mass transit workers, and bank employees as our country faces this unprecedented pandemic.
Our goal is to share information with you about the challenges being faced by essential workers, as well as about the remedies we have at hand for supporting them.
Please join us and spread the word.
The Town Hall will begin promptly at 7:00 pm ET