PubliCalendar: A Plot Twist in the Gender Pay Equity Debate

Today's picks for civic nerds

By Atoosa Moinzadeh April 28, 2015

For Today

The Motherhood Penalty
The ongoing gender wage gap debate is about to get a lot more interesting. We all know that men, on average, make more than women in every state— but according to Stanford's Shelley Correll, we need to pay more attention to the gap between mothers and women without children. According to Pew Research Center, women without kids earn 93 percent of what men earn, compared to the entire female population—which brings moms into the mix—who earn 84 percent of what men make.

Correll calls this wage gap and other hiring and promotion practices, "the motherhood penalty," and she's got some ideas on how to address it. If you've gotten into a heated pay equity discussion before (who hasn't?), you won't want to miss this nuanced perspective. 

The Motherhood Penalty, Tue, Apr 28, 7pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $10

For Wednesday

Heroin, and the Roots of Addiction
What do Mexican drug trafficking, the American Dream, and suburban addiction all have in common? According to Sam Quinones, a lot. Join him Wednesday night as he shares insight on his latest work, Dreamland, which tells nine stories about the presence of drugs like heroin and Oxycontin in modern America.

Quiones connects the dots on these not-so-obvious social, political, and economic intersections, and how they fit into the bigger picture of widespread addiction. 

Heroin, and the Roots of Addiction, Wed, Apr 29, 7:30pm, Town Hall Seattle, 1119 Eighth Ave, $5

Advance Notice for May 1

Meaningful Movies Presents: Pride
British LGBTQ comedy-drama Pride is screening this week at Meaningful Movies. Matthew Warchus's award-winning film recounts the true story of a group of queer activists who helped families affected by the 1984 British miners' strike. They later formed the Lesbian and Gays Support the Miners campaign, which was unlike anything seen before in the UK.
Catch the Pride trailer to get a sneak peek of this critically acclaimed biopic before it touches down in Seattle. 

Meaningful Movies Presents: Pride, Fri, May 1, 7pm, Wallingford Meaningful Movies, 5019 Keystone Pl N, Donation-based admission

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