Tuesday, August 18, 2009

NAACP presents "Employment Barriers Faced by People of Color"

The Duluth Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
& the Milwaukee Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) present:

"Know Your Rights!
Diverse Discrimination:
Employment Barriers Faced by People of Color”

Monday, August 24, 2009
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Central Hillside Community Center
12 East 4th Street
Duluth, MN 55805

Special Guest Speaker:
Maria E. Flores, EEOC Program Manager


Race discrimination continues to be the most frequently filed type of employment discrimination charges filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Come to this FREE informative session to learn about the federal laws that prohibit employment discrimination, how to file a charge, the role of the NAACP, and, more importantly, how to identify employment barriers which may discriminate against people of color such as:

 “Name” and “Appearance” Discrimination
 Illegal Customer Preference
 Hiring Requirements Which May Cause Discrimination
 Harassment, and More!

Our Speaker: Maria Flores, a 17-year EEOC veteran and highly rated speaker, will bring to life the unique employment issues faced by people of color by weaving together real case stories, statistics and studies. She has investigated class action and systemic discrimination cases and has received national EEOC awards for her past investigative work on high-profile cases. A graduate of Marquette University, Maria is responsible for outreach, training and technical assistance throughout five Midwest states and actively serves on a number of nonprofit boards and committees that serve diverse communities.

For more information, please contact Mr. Claudie Washington, President, Duluth NAACP Branch, phone (218) 590-9009 or washingclaud@yahoo.com