In Our Care: Creating Community Protection in an Era of Uncertainty

First Report on Oral History Project of Domestic Workers and Employers of Domestic Workers

WHEN: Sunday, December 4, 3-6 PM
WHERE: 50 Milk Street, 14th Floor, Boston

Facebook event here. Please RSVP.

“In Our Care” is a community building series where we will discuss the future of domestic care in our lives and in our society. How does our view of domestic work/labor impact the way we all care for one another in society?

In a post-2016-election environment, domestic workers, many of whom are immigrants, are seeing an increase in anti-immigrant rhetoric, hate crimes, and proposed anti-immigrant policies. The fear and apprehension in our communities are real. On December 4th, in the first of our series on care, we will come together to begin to build relationships across the lines of immigration status to vision together, to resist division, and to create alternative models of safety and protection.

Background: Two years ago, Matahari Women Workers’ Center and the New England Jewish Labor Committee embarked on an oral history project to honor the history and lived realities of those who do care work and receive care. We want to build a bridge between domestic workers and domestic employers and engage in shaping a future free from exploitation, where workers are respected, valued, and families have access to dignified care through all stages of life.

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Please RSVP to the Facebook event or to NewEnglandJLC@jewishlabor.org. Email or call with questions: NewEnglandJLC@jewishlabor.org or 617 227-0888.

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