Actress and activist Jane Fonda will join worker rights advocate and co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) United Saru Jayaraman tonight at Georgetown (see Calendar) for a discussion on economic inequality in Washington, DC, Michigan, and nationwide. The discussion will spotlight women workers' issues, including subpar wages and sexual harassment. The event will highlight local workers' efforts to raise wages, improve living and working conditions, and build power. Lane Windham, co-director of WILL Empower (Women Innovating Labor Leadership) and Associate Director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative, will moderate this discussion. Click here to see the first in a series of videos featuring Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin experiencing the kind of harassment servers must tolerate constantly in order to feed their families on tips.
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