AAUW’s Equal Pay Day (un)happy Hour

April 4, 2017


Time: 5:30–7:30 p.m. ET

Location: Sauf Haus, 1216 18th St NW, Suite B, Washington, D.C.

No cost



Event Description:

Tuesday, April 4, is Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day when American women’s pay “catches up” to what men took home by December 31 of the previous year. The date represents the fact that women working full time, year-round in the United States are typically paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, which amounts to a gap of 20 percent. At the current rate, the gender pay gap won’t close until 2152 —and we’re not happy about it!

Help AAUW “celebrate” Equal Pay Day with the best “(un)happy hour” in D.C.! Twenty percent of all drink sales will be donated to AAUW and our tireless work to close the gender pay gap. Bring your friends and colleagues because we’ll award a special prize to the group with the most people. RSVP for your chance to win!


  • Feminist swag giveaways
  • Pop-up shop
  • Prize for the largest group
  • Photo booth and Instagram activities (follow @AAUW on Twitter, @aauwnational on Instagram, and use hashtag #unhappyhour2017)
  • Information about AAUW Work Smart in D.C., our salary negotiation workshop program offered at no cost for D.C. women

Listen to AAUW’s (un)Happy Hour playlist on Spotify!


The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap research report cover Spring 2017

The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2017)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid. But what does that mean?

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Attend a Free AAUW Salary Negotiation Workshop in D.C.

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Each week until April 4 we’ll share a new tip for how you can help ensure that women are paid fairly.