Sunday, July 29, 2012

LEDBETTER: GRACE AND GRIT

Lilly Ledbetter, author of Grace and Grit: My Fight for Equal Pay and Fairness at Goodyear and Beyond, will be at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, MO, 7 pm, Tuesday, August 31, in a program hosted by Rainy Day Books.

Until, nineteen years later, Lilly received an anonymous note revealing that she was making thousands less per year than the men in her position. Devastated, she filed a sex discrimination case against Goodyear, which she won and then heartbreakingly lost on appeal. Over the next eight years, her case made it all the way to the Supreme Court, where she lost again: the court ruled that she should have filed suit within 180 days of her first unequal paycheck despite the fact that she had no way of knowing that she was being paid unfairly all those years. In a dramatic moment, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg read her dissent from the bench, urging Lilly to fight back.

Check out the Rainy Day website for ticket and admission information, www.rainydaybooks.com, or read more about Lilly Ledbetter at www.lillyledbetter.com.

No comments:

Post a Comment