It's Coming From Inside the House: A History of Domestic Workers & Resistance
Start: Wednesday, August 14, 2019• 3:30 PM • Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-05:00)
Join us for an interactive session with Lisa Moore of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Jennifer Guglielmo of Smith College who will facilitate a workshop on the history of domestic work and domestic worker organizing in the United States.
What is domestic work? It's the work inside the home—raising kids, cleaning, cooking—that has to happen in order for any other work in the world to be possible.
It's real work for any person, but today it is also a profession and a workforce of millions.
The workshop will provide an overview of forces that have shaped the domestic work sector, key moments when domestic workers were excluded from basic labor protections as well as moments when domestic workers--in some cases in coordination with employers--successfully advocated for rights, dignity and respect.
Jennifer and Lisa will share an exciting new digital timeline that brings domestic worker history to life through an incredible array of archival photos and text.
Please plan to be in front of a computer for this session so that you can experience the timeline for yourself! Together, we will reflect on how the challenges that both domestic workers and employers face today are the product of a historical legacy, and will also gain inspiration from previous generations of organizing.