Social Justice Project
My name is Lizdaisy Delgado, I am a senior at Capital Preparatory Magnet School in Hartford, CT.
One of our requirements as a senior is to complete a Social Justice Project based around a social injustice in our community that we are passionate about. I have chosen to do my project on discrimination against women in the workplace. Capital Prep defines a Social Injustice as an unequal access to information or political and economic resources.
My vision for my project is to essentially improve college women’s confidence on negotiating their pay, so men and women can have equal pay within the same field. I want to help women empower themselves and strive for more.
Research shows, women’s median annual earnings in 2015 were $40,742 compared with $51,212 for men. (Institute For Women’s Policy Research, 2016). This is a statistic I would like to change in Hartford. To reach my goal, I want to give women the confidence they need to stand up for themselves in their workplace. During this project I’ve learned that with the progress we are making over the long 25 years of trying to end the wage gap, we still have a long way to go. The little impact I can make by doing my project is moving the process along. By the end of my project I would like to make a positive impact in my community on women’s equality. This project has taught me how to communicate my passion for women’s rights.
“Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue, It affects us all.” - Emma Watson.
As a part of Lizdaisy’s project, Kate Farrar, CWEALF Executive Director, spoke to Lizdaisy’s classmates about the wage gap and how to negotiate for what they are worth.
By Lizdaisy Delgado, senior at Capital Preparatory Magnet School, Hartford at 28 Mar 2017, 17:15 PM
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