02 June 2009

Attendance Counts: Show Up for Domestic Workers

Attendance counts next week. Show up and take action to make the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights the law in New York State. Go to the State Capitol, fill a shift in a 24-hour vigil at City Hall, march with your family, or attend a public forum. [For more information, see related
and Domestic Workers United.] See below for how you can be an outrageous activist for domestic workers and RSVP now.

Visit Albany - Monday June 8, 2009
6:30am - 8:00pm

Domestic Workers Speak Truth to Power in Albany
Join domestic workers for a day of culture, testimony, truth-telling, legislative visits, a rally and march at a critical time in the legislative session.

Buses leave Manhattan 6:30am from Union Square Barnes & Noble - North side of the park
Return by 8:00pm the same day
RSVP: aijendwu@gmail.com or 212-481-5747

Join the Vigil at NYC City Hall
- Friday-Saturday June 12-13
8:00am - 8:00am

24-Hour Vigil for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
Many domestic workers, particularly live-in workers, work around the clock without rest. In solidarity, New Yorkers will stand together for 24 hours straight in a symbolic show of support for the passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to ensure domestic workers receive overtime, job security, basic respect and recognition.

City Hall - across from 250 Broadway
Take the N/R to City Hall, or the 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge
RSVP, and sign up for a shift aijendwu@gmail.com, or 212-481-5747

March for Peace and Justice in NYC
- Sunday, June 14
1:00pm- 4:00pm

NY Children and Families March for Domestic Workers Rights
Bring your entire family, community and congregation to this Sunday afternoon, after-church, “march for peace and justice in the home” to show how many people of faith support and are connected to domestic workers. Send a strong message to the NY State Legislature and the Governor that we won’t stop until they honor, respect and protect the work that makes all other work possible in New York.

City Hall - across from 250 Broadway
Take the N/R to City Hall, or the 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge
RSVP, particularly with groups, to joycedwu@gmail.com, or 212-481-5747

Learn More, Raise Awareness
- Monday, June 15
7:00 -9:00pm

National Domestic Workers Alliance Regional Congress Public Forum - Women and Work
Join domestic worker organizers, feminist scholars, activists, legislators, and other allies to raise awareness on how to extend protections to all working women. Featuring a video presentation of women leaders from across the country who are raising their voices to support the work being done on behalf of domestic workers in this country. Video includes Jennifer Baumgardner, activist and author; the Guerilla Girls, artists and activists; Maria Hinojosa, Senior Correspondent of NOW on PBS and NPR’s Latino USA anchor; Katha Pollitt, author and The Nation columnist; Amy Richards, activist and author; Gloria Steinem, activist and Ms. Magazine/Ms. Foundation co-founder; and Jessica Valenti, Feministing.com founder.

Julius Held Auditorium
304 Barnard Hall, Barnard College - Barnard Center for Research on Women
3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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