XX WORKERS 

Someday we'll recall as ridiculous what's now the norm: faces frozen by Botox, the resurgence of leggings worn as pants, the orange glow of spray tanner. Oh, and women earning an average of 23 percent less than male counterparts on the job — almost half a century after the Equal Pay Act. But women comprise nearly half the American workforce, so it's probably better now than ever to be a working woman — persistent inequality and economic downturn aside. Building on research by the Center for American Progress and California first lady Maria Shriver, the UMKC Women's Center's Starr Symposium adds to the discussion with "Work and Life: An Intergenerational Conversation." The event brings together four diverse women authors — ranging in age from pre-baby boomer to Generation Y — to talk about their personal and professional choices. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at University Academy (6801 Holmes). Admission is free, but tickets are required. See umkc.edu/starr. — Angela Lutz
Tue., Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m., 2010

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