2014-2015 Schedule

Friday April 10th

Prof. Eileen Boris,

Hull Professor of Feminist Studies, UC-Santa Barbara

Making Women Through Global Labor Standards

Outworker, household worker, working mother, employer of other women and
consumer of their goods: sometimes the same woman, often distinct, these
positions in the global economy converged at the end of the twentieth
century. Through the theoretical lens of reproductive labor and archival
reconstruction, this talk engages grassroots feminist campaigns among home
pieceworkers and household workers that moved to the international scale to
combat capitalist restructuring that used living dwellings as places of
employment. This talk explores how organizing becomes a form of
reproductive labor: in remaking women, these groups have made change.

Gender, Sexuality, Power, and Politics Colloquium presents…

Friday, April 10th, 2015

1:15 pm – 3 pm

614 Social Sciences

The Politics of Caring Labor: A Roundtable Discussion

April 10th

3:15- 5pm

614 Social Sciences

This event is free and open to the


Eileen Boris
Hull Professor of Feminist Studies,
UC-Santa Barbara

Ramah McKay
Assistant Professor, Anthropology, UMN

Greta Friedemann-Sanchez
Professor, Public Affairs, UMN

Lisa Park
Professor, Sociology, UMN

Shaquonica Johnson, SEIU Healthcare Minnesota
Shaquonica is a mother, a stroke survivor, a spoken
word artist, a home care worker and a leader in her union at
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota.

Galen Smith
SEIU Healthcare Minnesota

Galen Smith is a disability justice organizer at SEIU Healthcare
Minnesota. For the last two years Galen has been working with
home care workers and the people they support to win the
largest union election in Minnesota history and ratify the first
contract for consumer-directed home care workers.


Moderated by:

Joan Tronto
Professor, Political Science, UMN

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Jayne Swift,
Nov 3, 2014, 10:44 AM