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Nonprofit Quarterly’s “Remaking the Economy” Webinar – Wage Justice, Now!

June 9, 2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT

Please join NPQ on Thursday, June 9 at 2 pm ET for Remaking the EconomyWage Justice, Now! 

Millions of people in the United States work in jobs that pay them less than the minimum wage. Subminimum wage workers provide many of the services which make our economy run— farming food, delivering goods, and caring for children and the elderly. As we saw during the COVID-19 pandemic, these jobs are called “essential,” but not compensated as such, keeping workers in a state of working poverty. Struggles for wage justice attempt to fight this by demanding sick leave, better pay, and other protections to shield workers from rising inequality. To do so, they face the goliath of corporate power, which is bolstered by a political apparatus designed to privilege profits over people.

This webinar, moderated by NPQ economic justice editor Rithika Ramamurthy, will feature a conversation between three leaders from nonprofits dedicated to worker advocacy, power building, and fair wages.

Panelists are:

  • Saru Jayaraman, President of One Fair Wage
  • Chirag Mehta, Director of Policy and Ideas at Community Change
  • Erica Smiley, Executive Director of Jobs with Justice

This webinar will explore:

  • · What are the core stakes in the fight for fair wages?
  • · What are the challenges that campaigns for wage justice face?
  • · How is wage justice related to other struggles for racial and gender justice?
  • · How do we build power to transform the subminimum wage economy?
  • · How do subminimum wages and anti-worker policy affect democracy?
  • · What kind of legislative policies— antitrust laws or universal basic income, for example— would best support wage justice?
  • · What can practitioners and organizers learn from current wage justice struggles?
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June 9
2:00 pm EDT - 3:00 pm EDT
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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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