The Racial Politics of Care & Intimacy: Domestic Workers Transforming the Political Landscape

Prof. Evelyn Nakano Glenn, UC Berkeley
Lillian Galedo, Filipino Advocates for Justice
Amy Cray, Hand in Hand
Maria Distancia & Andrea Cristina Mercado, Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Dr. Kathleen Coll, Stanford University
Katie Quan, Center for Labor Research & Education

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Domestic workers are mobilizing at the intersections of racialized immigration, gendered labor, and globalization. Their grassroots movement to build power and establish labor standards for intimate care work is transforming the landscape of citizenship, workers' rights, and coalition building.

 The Racial Politics of Care & Intimacy:
Domestic Workers Transforming the Political Landscape

 Domestic workers are mobilizing at the intersections of racialized immigration, gendered labor, and globalization.  Their grassroots movement to build power and establish labor standards for intimate care work is transforming the landscape of citizenship, workers' rights, and coalition building.

At this 3/1/11 symposium, organizers and scholars discussed the critical politics at stake.  Speakers included:

 Prof. Evelyn Nakano Glenn, UC Berkeley,
author of
Forced to Care: Coercion and Caregiving in America

Lillian Galedo, Filipino Advocates for Justice

Maria Distancia & Andrea Cristina Mercado, Mujeres Unidas y Activas

Amy Cray, Hand in Hand

Dr. Kathleen Coll, Stanford University,
author of
Remaking Citizenship: Latina Immigrants and New American Politics

Moderated by Katie Quan, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research & Education