DSU students stand up for pay equity
DSU students in the Trojan Center Marketplace made a choice to stand up for women’s equity in pay during the lunch hour on April 17th, the American Association of University Women’s (AAUW) Equal Pay Day. The event was organized by professors Kelly MacLeod and Stacey Berry, who are part of the AAUW Campus Action Project team on campus. Paul Shipper was the emcee, and students and faculty members also participated by posting pictures and messages to the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/389573881063771/.
According to the AAUW website (www.aauw.org), in 2010, women working full time in the United States still earned just 77 percent, on average, of what men earn, a gap of 23 percent. Although this gap has lessened considerably since the 1970’s, there has been a recent plateau in closing this gap.