Wednesday, July 01, 2009

July 2: 12-Hour Vigil in Honor of National Domestic Worker Appreciation Day

Thursday, July 2, 11am-11pm

VIGIL to demand the immediate passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

Outside Governor Paterson's New York City Office,

41st St and 3rd Ave


Over 200,000 workers, mostly women of color, work as nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers. They care for the most important elements of society: families and homes. Their work allows their employers to work with peace of mind. And they are vulnerable to some of the worst abuses imaginable and lack the power to negotiate for basic rights and benefits. Domestic workers need the urgent passage of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and they need your support now more than ever.
Gloria Steinem, Barbara Ehrenreich, and other prominent New Yorkers will be on hand to distribute certificates of appreciation to ALL domestic workers who attend. The 12-hour program includes testimonies, music, poetry, street theater, community candle lighting ceremony, and much more! There will be simultaneous vigils in California.

(Trains 4/5/6/7 to Grand Central Station)
For more information, please call DWU at 212-481-5747 or

No comments: