Lillian Galedo, Director of Filipino Advocates for Justice
Maria Distancia, Mujeres Unidas Activas
Kathleen Coll, Stanford University
by Alisa Bierria
As 27 million American baby boomers age, a dramatic increase in the demand for eldery care is expected in the next two to three decades. Currently, there are only 2 million care providers in the US. Many work in exploitive and abusive conditions within a culture that fails to recognize domestic work as labor that deserves recognition, protection, and respect.
It is a well documented fact that racial minorities in the United States have been historically underrepresented with regard to access to employment opportunities, educational outcomes, and many other social aspirations.