MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 – 7:00pm ET
Contact: Anna Zuccaro | anna(at)unbendablemedia.com
TUESDAY 4/21: Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-7) and Playwright/V-Day and One Billion Rising Founder Eve Ensler Host Women Workers Rising Town Hall: Essential Women on the Front Lines
Speakers Include Bonnie Castillo of the National Nurses Association , Mily Trevino-Sauceda of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, and Sandra Jackson of House of Ruth (DC Domestic Violence Shelter)
On Tuesday, April 21st, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapa (WA-7) and playwright, V-Day and One Billion Rising founder Eve Ensler will host a WOMEN WORKERS RISING digital Town Hall via Zoom and Facebook Live to address essential workers on the front lines during the Covid-19 crisis, including nurses, farmworker women and domestic violence shelter advocates and survivors of domestic abuse. This is the first of two digital town halls that will address the needs of frontline and essential workers.
The Town Hall will discuss the direct impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on women in fields such healthcare, domestic labor, food and agriculture, mortuary and funeral service workers, delivery people, garbage collectors, drivers, cooks, janitors, law enforcement, mass transit workers, and bank employees.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 21st | 7pm-8pm ET
WHERE: Zoom and Facebook Live
- Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-7)
- Playwright, V-Day and One Billion Rising founder Eve Ensler
- Bonnie Castillo, RN and Executive Director of National Nurses United, California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee
- Mily Trevino-Sauceda, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas
- Sandra Jackson, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C, Executive Director of House of Ruth
The spread of Coronavirus across the globe has revealed what has always been a glaring truth for so many of the essential workers who are the backbone of our society: the most essential are least valued, and are treated as most expendable. It is the working class and poor who are most vulnerable to the virus and the economic disaster that Covid-19 has laid bare. And often it is women who are holding the frontline.
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