Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Dignity Overdue: Stand Together for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: Thu, 4/22


Domestic workers have been excluded from basic labor protections for too long - a legacy left over from the Jim Crow era.

Many experience long hours, low pay and even physical, psychological and sexual abuse.
Join the NYCLU this Thursday as we co-sponsor Dignity Overdue: Stand Together for the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

Thursday, April 22, 2010
7 to 9 p.m.
The Riverside Church
490 Riverside Dr., between 120th and 122nd streets in New York CityPublic transportation: 1 to 125th Street or M5 to 120th Street

A bill to change the law and stand up for domestic workers' rights is before the State Senate right now and we need a critical mass of support to get it passed. Come to find out what you can do to help end the discrimination facing New York's 200,000 domestic workers. Get involved in passing a statewide Domestic Workers Bill of Rights!

The event will feature legendary civil rights activist Esther Cooper JacksonState Senator Diane SavinoAssemblymember Keith Wright, domestic workers and other supporters.

The evening will also feature the premier of "Invisible Woman-Rise," a dance theater performance produced in collaboration with members of Domestic Workers United, artist Lisa Ramirez and the Foundry Theater.

Questions? Contact Socheatta Meng at (212) 607-3338 or smeng@nyclu.org.

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