|Greetings from the WJP
Like all of us, we at the Workplace Justice Project have been adjusting to new ways of working and communicating during this difficult time. It has been a time of introspection and worrying about those so deeply affected by the Pandemic.
Our pre-COVID-19 work, so rooted in fomenting respect for workers, has continued. Our work tools, litigation, education and advocacy are more important than ever in our efforts to give voice to workers and build power, all in the service of fostering economic equity. We stand firm in our resolve to work toward access, opportunity, and fairness for all workers, now more urgently in this disastrous environment which, while uncharted, is utterly familiar in its effect. The Workplace Justice Project firmly believes that racial equity is fundamental to a future where access to meaningful opportunity, quality education and sustainable economic outcomes are available to all. We reaffirm this commitment in light of the killings of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and countless others which are brutal reminders of the ways in which systemic racism impacts the lives of Black people and all people of color.
Before social distancing so abruptly interrupted all of our lives, we were planning a convening to explore ways in which to advance economic equity by critically examining systemic obstacles in areas key to such equity – work, housing, healthcare, transportation, education, and criminal justice. We strongly believe these can be addressed only with collaborative and inclusive analysis and response. And while we look forward to a future vigorous in-person exchange, we want to begin the process of learning from each other through dialogue and real-time experience now. We invite you to join us as we begin a series of virtual conversations, we call Notes From the Ground.