New murals to be unveiled across Baton Rouge as part of #ONEROUGE campaign highlighting the drivers of poverty

Nine new murals will be unveiled in 2020 around Baton Rouge highlighting the drivers of poverty and what the community can do to fight the issue.

The first mural will be unveiled on Wednesday, January 9 at the MAPP Construction building on 3rd Street downtown spotlighting the issue of pay gaps and equal pay.

The mural is an artistic depiction highlighting our state’s ranking as 51st in gender pay equity, and a call to action in our justice system for a law requiring equal pay for equal work. 

Louisiana has no Equal Pay Act, no law on the books to require that men and women be paid equally for equal work, which they are not. For every dollar a man makes, a white woman makes $0.69, while an African American woman makes $0.48, and a Latina makes $0.52.

Other murals will be completed throughout the year.

For more information on the Walls Project or the #ONEROUGE campaign, click here.

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