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The Changing Labor Market: Challenges for Today's Workers

Wake Up! with United Way -- The Changing Labor Market: Challenges for Today's Workers
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Join us at the Mill on Thursday, April 9 from 7:45 – 9 a.m. for a panel discussion lead by local labor leaders. We will explore changes in the labor market like gig economy, contract workers, and the challenges these new market segments pose for employees and their financial stability. Come ready to explore how these things change the face of workers’ rights and the new challenges this movement faces. 
What: Wake Up! with United Way "The Changing Labor Market: Challenges for Today's Workers"
When: Thursday, April 9. Breakfast and networking beginning at 7:45 a.m., presentation and discussion from 8 to 9 a.m.
Where: The Mill, 642 N Madison St. 
Your $10 ticket includes breakfast and coffee catered by Bloomington Bagel Company with all proceeds benefitting United Way of Monroe County. 
We look forward to seeing you at The Mill! 
About the series:
Hosted by United Way of Monroe County and Indiana University’s Political and Civic Engagement program, each Wake Up! with United Way features community leaders and experts relevant to the topic. Join friends, neighbors, nonprofits and community partners to learn more about issues that directly or indirectly affect everyone in our area. Attendees will have the opportunity to deepen their awareness about someone else’s reality while learning about the challenges, innovations, collaborations, resources available through area nonprofits, and how to get more involved in making a difference. Guest are invited to come with questions for the speakers or just listen and learn. 
The series will run through November on the second Thursday of each month at The Mill (642 N Madison St.), with breakfast and networking beginning at 7:45 a.m. and presentations and discussion from 8 until 9 a.m. Breakfast and coffee included.
Wake Up! with United Way is a collaborative project of United Way of Monroe County and IU’s Political and Civic Engagement Program, with thanks to The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and the Bloomington Board of Realtors for series support.
Interested in sponsoring the 2020 season of Wake Up! With United Way? Opportunities for series sponsorship are available now. Please contact Sherrie Shuler at or 812-334-8370 x13 today!
Upcoming Events: 
May 14, Emergency! First Responders on the Front Lines. Share first-hand stories from the first responders in our community that help us in times of emergency. 
June 11, Unteachable and Difficult: Understanding Childhood Trauma Pt. 2. Dig deeper into this topic from July 2019 to learn how can we help support the care and developmental needs of children who have experienced trauma. 
July 9, Healthcare Access: New Innovations. Hear from major community health providers and how they are leveraging technology and partnerships to expand healthcare access in our region. 
August 13, Stride Coalition: An Update on the Crisis Diversion Center. An update on the operations of the Monroe County Crisis Diversion Center since its opening and how it is supporting community members with substance use disorder. 
September 10, Human Trafficking: Combating Exploitation and Abuse. Explore how the global issue of human trafficking affects us locally. 
October 8, Recognizing the Patterns of Gentrification. Discuss the patterns of gentrification and explore how they are affecting our community. 
November 12, On the Rise: Mental Health and Young Adults. Delve into how mental health issues are affecting young adults, with a focus on the students that call our community home. 
Past Events:
On March 12, the topic "Creating a More Brain Injury-Friendly Community" was explored. We were joined by Jean Capler, Local Support Network Leader for the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana Resource Facilitation Program; Rebecca Eberle, clinical professor with IU Speech, Hearing, and Language Studies; and three individuals living with an acquired brain injury for a panel discussion to learn about brain injury, what it’s like living with one, what helps, and how our community can better support our neighbors and friends who have experienced a brain injury. Full story coming soon.
On February 13, the topic "Food Security: Feeding Monroe County" was explored. We were joined by Julio Alonso, executive director of Hoosier Hills Food Bank; Vicki Pierce, executive director of Community Kitchen; and Brandon Schurr from IU Division of Student Affairs and MCCSC School Board for a panel discussion about how food insecurity impacts our community and how organizations that help feed the hungry operate. Read More >>
Parking information: 
The Mill is located at 642 N Madison just across the street from Upland Brewing.  There is metered on-street parking along nearby streets, free parking on-street west of Rogers, and a parking garage at 220 N Morton Street. Please note that the lots marked “Solution Tree,” while close to The Mill, are reserved for their employees only. Also note that street parking along Maker's Way and Madison Street in front of the Mill is by permit only. There is bike parking on the West and South sides of the building and the #2 Bus travels along Morton street. 
Please enter through the lower entrance, near the southwest corner of the building. 
An accessible parking spot is available at the north end of Madison Street.


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