Dancin’ in the Rain for Fair PayApril 12, 2011
Members and supporters of AAUW and the Center for American Progress Action Fund showed up on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on April 2 to participate in a unique demonstration for fair pay. The collaboration produced our first-ever fair pay flash mob.
Don’t know what a flash mob is? It’s when people get together in a public place and perform a seemingly impromptu dance. They’re not only fun to watch but to be in as well !
We’d like to give a big thanks to all our dancing volunteers. Women and men boogied — in the rain no less — to raise awareness about the issue of pay equity because, on average, women only make 77 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn. The fair pay flash mob took people by surprise and definitely left some Lincoln Memorial visitors wondering what happened. The video was produced in time to mark today’s Equal Pay Day, the symbolic date when a woman’s salary finally catches up to a man’s earnings from the previous year.
The video will premiere this evening at the (un)happy hour at AAUW’s monthly Cocktails and Convos at BlackFinn in Washington, D.C. Will the video have you dancing in the street for fair pay? How about on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial?