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Care Work is Climate Work

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Monday, 07 October 2019, 5:00

Monday, October 7, 2019. 5:00PM. Care Work is Climate Work. Naomi Klein, Media, Culture and Feminist Studies; Dara Baldwin, Center for Disability Rights; Aquilina Soriano Versoza, Pilipino Workers Center of Southern California; Emily Comer, West Virginia United Caucus; Nella Pineda-Marcon, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s. Sponsored by the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, the School of Communication and Information, the Leap, and the Institute for Women's Leadership. More information here.


The work of taking care of each other is the foundation of our society. Yet the people who do so much of this labor are exploited, undervalued, and ignored. Increasingly, they are also on the frontlines of the climate crisis — and there is a growing awareness that care work itself is low-carbon, and must be at the heart of the next economy. The voices and leadership of care workers will be indispensable in getting the Green New Deal right.


Join Naomi Klein, Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies, as she moderates a discussion with four leading organizers in the fields of teaching, nursing, domestic labor, and disability rights. Panelists will explore how climate impacts are already changing what it means to be a care worker, and imagine how their sectors should be transformed by and for the Green New Deal.

Location   Douglass Student Center, Trayes Hall, 100 George Street, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901