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At My Neighbors Table program upcoming

The World of Wellesley and Building a Better Wellesley are co-sponsoring a next At My Neighbors Table conversation on Sunday, December 13, from 5-6:30 p.m., taking a look at our essential workforce. It is titled: "What Would Our Communities Look Like If We Valued Our Essential Workers?"

The discussion will focus on how COVID-19 has highlighted the racial and economic disparities affecting the essential workforce. Participants will explore who are essential workers and why there are high levels of inequity in how we value and compensate different groups of essential workers.

Two presenters are scheduled: Smriti Rao, who is a professor of economics at Assumption University in Worcester and a representative (TBA) from the Metrowest Workers Center; and Diego Low, who is the executive director of MetroWest Workers Center, Framingham. The MetroWest Workers Center is an immigrant worker-led organization based in the MetroWest area of Boston, which organizes to defend and expand the labor, civil, and human rights of all workers.

The event is free to the public, but space is limited. The event Zoom link will be sent to registrants on Sunday, December 13, when registration closes at noon.

Participants may RSVP at http://valueessentialworkers.eventbrite.com, and are encouraged to share it on social media.

The series is sponsored by: Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries, Baha’i Community in Needham, Christ Episcopal Church, Congregational Church of Needham UCC, First Parish in Needham Unitarian Universalist, Temple Beth Shalom, Equal Justice Needham, Inclusive Westwood, League of Women Voters Needham, League of Women Voters Westwood/Walpole/Dedham, Needham Human Rights Committee, Needham Diversity Initiative, Neighbors In Action, Progressive Needham, Progressive Dedham/Norwood/Westwood, World of Wellesley.

Email atmyneighborstable@gmail.com for any questions or Zoom link support. Further questions may be directed to info@coopmet.org.

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