The work that makes all other work possible | Ai-jen Poo

Domestic proletarians are entrusted with responsibilities for the most precious particular aspects of people’s lives — they’re the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house cleans who do the project that makes all other piece possible. Too often, they’re invisible, taken for granted or dismissed as “help, ” yet they continue to do their wholehearted good for the families and dwellings in their commission. In this scandalous talk, organizer Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair payments for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. “Think like a domestic worker who shows up and helps no matter what, ” she says.

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