Ai-jen Poo: Justice in the Home Keynote

Keynote from Ai-jen Poo at Justice in the Home conference.

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activism, domestic work, gender, labor, transnational

Domestic Worker Organizing: Historical Context and Current Strategies: Justice in the Home Panel #4

Panel from Justice in the Home featuring Janice Fine, Fish Ip, Andrea Cristina Mercado, Premilla Nadasen, chaired by Claire Hobden.

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activism, domestic work, gender, labor, transnational

Labor Migration and the Transnational Demand for Domestic Labor: Justice in the Home Panel #3

Panel from Justice in the Home featuring Tamara Mose, Rhacel Parreñas, Saskia Sassen, Martina Vandenberg, chaired by Grace Chang.

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activism, domestic work, gender, labor, transnational

Evolutions of Household Labor: Justice in the Home Panel #2

Panel from Justice in the Home featuring Eva Kittay, Jennifer Klein, Cecilia Rio, Peggie Smith, chaired by Nik Theodore.

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activism, domestic work, gender, labor, transnational

Domestic Work and Domestic Workers: Justice in the Home Opening Panel

Opening from Justice in the Home featuring Eileen Boris, Elizabeth Clark-Lewis, Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Tera Hunter, and Mary Romero, chaired by Linda Burnham.

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activism, domestic work, gender, labor, transnational

New Feminist Solutions: Volume 6
April 2011

Reproductive Justice in Action

Rebecca Jordan-Young, Lucy Trainor, Janet Jakobsen

Reproductive justice is an inclusive framework for thinking about reproductive freedoms, holistic well-being and comprehensive justice. Organizing for reproductive justice encompasses a multiplicity of issues; the individuals and networks working in this model are just as diverse in their missions, constituencies, and methods of action. Reproductive Justice in Action is the result of a collaboration between the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Groundswell's Catalyst Fund, the New York Women's Foundation and seventeen of their grantee partners doing reproductive justice work in New York City. Seeking to explore the ways in which these seventeen organizations think about their mission and work, we jointly embarked on a participatory action research project in order to better understand how the organizations relate to (or feel limited by) the model and language of reproductive justice.

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activism, africana, childcare, children, class, domestic work, economic justice, environment, family, gender, health, immigration, intersectionality, latina, parenting, pregnancy, prisons, race, reproductive justice, transgender, violence

2011
Mar 9, 2011

Domestic Work, Migration and Gender

Recorded Mar 9, 2011

This forum, organized by DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association and co-sponsored by the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Barnard Women's Studies, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, engages scholars, policy advocates, activists, and allies about the situation of immigrant women domestic workers with the Philippines as a case study. The forum is moderated by Leah Obias, and introduced by Catherine Sameh, and the list of speakers and topics includes: Neferti Tadiar, Professor and Chair of Women's Studies at Barnard College, discussing globalization, migration and domestic work; Alexa Kasdan, Director of Research and Policy at the Community Development Project of the Urban Justice Center, discussing community participatory research and organizing work; Cecille Venzon, Member of the Board of Directors of DAMAYAN, giving a worker's testimonial; Terri Nilliasca, Activist and Student at CUNY Law Center, discussing power dynamics at the domestic workplace and the intersections of race, class, gender and immigration; and Linda Oalican, Program Coordinator of DAMAYAN, offering concluding remarks on building a comprehensive migrant domestic workers movement.

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activism, africana, care work, childcare, domestic work, economic justice, gender, immigration, labor, latina, policy, work-life balance

Sulzberger Parlor
Mar 8, 2011 | 6:30PM

The Labor of Care: Rethinking Gender, Work, and Rights in the American Welfare State

Jennifer Klein '89

Once considered economically marginal, jobs in nursing, home health care, and childcare have moved to the center of the economy. In this year’s Women’s History Month lecture, Jennifer Klein ’89 will reconsider the history of the American welfare state from the perspective of care work. What will define work, rights, security, and dignity amid the […]

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activism, africana, care work, childcare, domestic work, gender, history, immigration, labor, latina, policy

New Feminist Solutions: Volume 5
January 2011

Valuing Domestic Work

Premilla Nadasen and Tiffany Wiliams

Domestic work—the daily maintenance of households and the labor of caring for children and other dependents—is crucial work. It enables workers to go out into the world, reproduces a new generation of workers and citizens, and sustains relationships among parents, children and families. And yet, it is devalued, degraded and made invisible. Its degradation and invisibility are produced through processes of gendering that naturalize domestic and caring labors as women's work, and racialization that naturalize low-wage, "dirty" jobs as the work of people of color and immigrants. As laborers doing devalued work, domestic workers receive neither adequate wages nor any of the other legal protections many US workers have—sick leave, time off, and collective bargaining. In New York and nationally, workers have organized for better wages, humane treatment and the right to legal protections that cover other US workers.

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activism, africana, care work, childcare, domestic work, economic justice, immigration, labor, latina, policy, work-life balance

Justice at the Intersections: Action for Reproductive and Economic Justice in NYC

Documentary featuring interviews with 16 organizations doing reproductive justice work in New York City. Directed by Tiona McClodden.

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activism, africana, childcare, children, class, domestic work, economic justice, environment, family, gender, health, immigration, intersectionality, latina, parenting, pregnancy, prisons, race, reproductive justice, transgender, violence

Registration in The Diana Center Lobby
Sep 22, 2010 | 9:00AM

Critical Intersections: Reproductive and Economic Justice

This conference, co-sponsored with the New York Women’s Foundation, will explore how reproductive justice and women’s economic security are inextricably linked and will highlight the work being done in these areas by 17 organizations here in New York. With the leadership predominantly of women of color and young people, these organizations focus on diverse issues […]

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activism, africana, childcare, children, class, domestic work, economic justice, environment, family, gender, health, immigration, intersectionality, latina, parenting, pregnancy, prisons, race, reproductive justice, transgender, violence

James Room
Sep 16, 2009 | 6:30PM

New Feminist Activism

Mia Herndon, Ai-jen Poo, and Rinku Sen

BCRW has long been interested in supporting social justice movements that reach beyond the limits of traditional feminist activism. In past semesters, we have hosted programs that have taken up a variety of intersectional projects that join feminist activism and analysis with other progressive movements, including reproductive justice, workplace rights across the economic spectrum, and […]

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activism, domestic work, immigration, intersectionality, media, race, reproductive justice, transnational, young feminists