WOMEN WORKERS RISING Town Hall Series: Essential Women on the Front Lines
Hosted by V (formerly Eve Ensler) & Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal
The rapid 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, 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.
This town hall series looks at the needs of frontline and essential workers, including women working in domestic violence shelters where the crisis is also being acutely felt, as numbers are increasing for women who staying home is not safe. The conversation will touch upon these essential workers and their experiences especially women and including healthcare workers, domestic workers, farmworkers, grocery store workers, food and agricultural workers, mortuary and funeral service workers, delivery people, garbage collectors, drivers, cooks, janitors, law enforcement, mass transit workers, and bank employees as our country faces this unprecedented pandemic.
Our goal is to share information with you about the challenges being faced by essential workers, as well as about the remedies we have at hand for supporting them.
Please join us and spread the word.
May 12, 2020 Town Hall featuring Saru Jayaraman and Magaly Licolli
April 12, 2020 Town Hall featuring Bonnie Castillo, Mily Treviño Sauceda, and Sandra Jackson