Fair pay icon to speak

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lilly Ledbetter

Lilly Ledbetter, for whom Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 was named, will speak during a free public event at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom at St. Cloud State University.

View the event poster (PDF).

Parking is free on streets adjacent to campus and a dollar per hour in the 4th Avenue Parking Ramp.

Ledbetter is a national figure in the fight for pay equity and equal opportunity for women in the workplace. She led the charge for the passing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, a law amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Signed by President Barack Obama, it was the first new law under his administration.

Ledbetter's presentation marks the 90th anniversary of the St. Cloud area branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), founded at St. Cloud State in 1922.

The AAUW empowers women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research. It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that has more than 150,000 members and supporters across the United States, as well as 1,000 local branches and 700 college and university partners.

The event is sponsored by the St. Cloud State Women’s Center and the St. Cloud Area Branch of the American Association of University Women.

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