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WIU to Mark Equal Pay Day 2012

April 10, 2012

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MACOMB, IL – Western Illinois University's Women's Center and Feminist Action Alliance will host a "pay equity" bake sale Tuesday, April 17 to mark Equal Pay Day 2012.

The sale, which runs from 1-4:30 p.m. in the Multicultural Center Activity Room, will feature baked goods priced according to a pay equity scale highlighting women and minorities. Customers will roll the dice to see what their baked goods of choice will cost them on a scale that includes:

• Asian American male - $1.17
• White male - $1
• African American male - $0.79
• Hispanic male - $0.66

• Asian American female - $0.89
• White female - $0.77
• African American female - $0.69
• Hispanic female - $0.52

Educational videos will be shown during the bake sale and organizers are encouraging the wearing of red on that day to "symbolize how far women and minorities are ‘in the red' with their pay."

For more information, call the Women's Center at (309) 298-2242.

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