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Join hundreds of dynamic women at our 2020 Women’s Forum, hosted by United Way’s Women United to celebrate its 20th anniversary
This powerful series is hosted by United Way’s Women United membership group: Women from all walks of life who have the moxie and the motivation to make Greater Baltimore better.
Women United is building a movement to break barriers for Maryland residents that are unable to make ends meet despite their best efforts. Participants will be galvanized by inspiring panelists, workshops, and presentations to help us create meaningful, measurable change—TogetHER.
10.22.2020: You Don’t See Me: Shining a Light on Invisibles
Featuring Stephanie Land, author of The New York Times best-seller, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive . Tomi Hiers, Vice President for Civic Sites, Annie E. Casey Foundation and Chair of United Way of Central Maryland and Denise Koch, WJZ-TV will join Stephanie Land for a fireside chat.
It’s easy to take for granted the people who maintain the systems that allow us to navigate our daily lives with ease: delivery drivers, grocery store stockers, childcare providers, cleaning service staff, orderlies and nursing assistants, clerks, and receptionists. These are hardworking people in low-paying jobs—sometimes more than one or two—who are forced to make precarious decisions about where their earnings will go: Rent, or groceries? Car insurance or health insurance? Land’s story of being overworked and underpaid is a reality for a staggering one in three Marylanders and illuminates the reality of poverty in our country.
Featured Speaker: Stephanie Land
Stephanie Land’s best-selling debut memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and A Mother’s Will to Survive recounts her harrowing saga as a single mom navigating the poverty trap. Her unflinching testimony exposes the physical, economic, and social brutality that domestic workers face, all while radiating a parent’s hope and resilience.
TIME & DATE
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:00pm