Partnering with the Prince George’s County NAACP
The EJC is excited to announce that we are expanding our workplace justice work into Prince George’s County, Maryland. We have long recognized the need for this work in the areas surrounding DC, where communities have less access to employment law services. To meet this need well, we wanted to form a partnership with an organization that has a long history of working in the community. For that reason, we reached out to the Prince George’s County NAACP Branch of Maryland, which has advocated for economic justice for 80 years. Together we are launching Workers’ Rights Workshops at the Hillcrest Heights library. Here is a video of EJC Staff Attorney Amy Gellatly and Cynthia Jones from the NAACP promoting the event on PG Community TV.
Below is the press about this new partnership written by the Prince George’s County NAACP.
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Prince George’s County NAACP & Employment Justice Center
Partner to Host
Workers’ Rights Workshops
January 23, 2015 (Upper Marlboro, MD) – On February 23, 2015, the Prince George’s County Branch of the NAACP and the Employment Justice Center will launch joint “Workers’ Rights Workshops” at the Hillcrest Heights Public Library, Hillcrest Heights, Maryland. At these workshops, Maryland workers can learn about their rights at work and during the job search process. Individuals attending the workshops will also have the opportunity to engage in a one-on-one consultation with an attorney at no cost about their employment-law related issues. The Workers’ Rights Workshops will take place at 5:30PM on February 23rd March 23rd, and April 27th, which is the last Monday of each month. The workshops will be held at the Hillcrest Heights Public Library, 2398 Iverson Street, Temple Hills, Maryland 20748. The Workshops are available by bus lines H11, H12, C12, P12 and D12.
This year the Prince George’s County Branch of the NAACP is celebrating serving the local, state and national community for 80 years. Founded in 1935, the Branch has continuously worked to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights and to bury racial hatred or discrimination. The Workshop is a service activity, which continues eight decades of eroding workplace discrimination, such as unfair pay, while fostering policies of fairness and ensuring rights of workers’ are preserved.
The Employment Justice Center works to secure, protect, and promote workplace justice in the Greater D.C. Metropolitan Area. The Center brings its knowledge to the Workshops to empower participants with education and legal knowledge. “We are thrilled to partner with the Prince George’s County NAACP to provide this valuable service to workers,” said Amy Gellatly, Staff Attorney with the Employment Justice Center.
Participants are encouraged to call Cynthia L. Jones, Chair, Legal Redress Committee, Prince George’s County NAACP (301) 535-0993 or Amy Gellatly, Staff Attorney, Employment Justice Center, (202) 644-7777 to schedule an appointment in advance.
About the Prince George’s County Branch of the NAACP
The Purpose and aim of the Branch is to improve the political, educational, social and economic status of African Americans and other racial and ethnic minorities; to eliminate racial prejudice; to keep the public aware of the adverse effects of discrimination and to take lawful action to secure the elimination of racial discrimination. The Branch also seeks legislation and policies which advance the programs and policies of the Association while it opposes legislation and policies which are adverse to the Association. Visit the website: www.naacppgc.org