Challenging Every Stereotype! How African American Domestic Workers Organized for Their Rights AND Ours: A Conversation with Premilla Nadasen
February 25, 2016
Hosted by Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
African American women are often seen as oppressed, but they are much more! Their fight has been central to the fight of all women and the fight of us all. Meet Premilla Nadasen, author of Welfare Warriors and Domestic Workers Unite! Premilla is helping us rethink the role of Black women in our history. But she also helps us see that Black women cracked open the issue of the value of housework, which impacts every one of us. We all have to deal with housework. Either we provide unpaid labor in the home, we expect someone else to do it or we have to pay someone else, so that we can go out and make money ourselves. What is the value of housework? How does it relate to the labor movement? Who is going to take care of the house, the kids and us? How can we work inside and outside the home at the same time? How does welfare relate to housework, and how have black kids been hurt through the racialization of welfare. Women, housework, race and class: This topic will blow your mind. Join us!
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You count! Your voice, compassion and dedication to doing the right thing are part and parcel of the Inner Revolution that is sweeping our world, and Inner Revolutionary Radio is your platform. We may not be perfect, but we are standing up to mindless conformity, facing our negative patterns and beliefs, working together to make this a better world. Inner Revolutionary Radio gives us a voice and a way of joining forces. We share a vision: a recognition of our Oneness with one another and the planet; an acknowledgement of our Accountability for our impact on ourselves and each other; a dedication to Mutual Support, knowing that we can’t thrive in a world that is not also thriving. And we’re developing the courage to stand up to all tyrannies, even those in our heads. Each week we offer News of the Inner Revolution and introduce you to guests who are shaking up the world. Tune in, participate, and support this vision.
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese
Helen Hillix, Todd Benton and Chris Reese met many years ago, when our journeys for inner healing brought us to the InnerRevolution.Org. Under the guidance of Beth Green, the organization’s founder, we evolved into spiritual activists who support the three principles of The Inner Revolution: Oneness, Accountability and Mutual support – in all areas of life. Ultimately, there is no personal healing; no one person can be well in a world where others are suffering. It takes a collective shift in awareness for sustainable change and for everyone to thrive. InnerRevolutionary radio was Beth Green’s baby, and now it’s our turn to nurture this platform and share the vision: gathering others and sharing work that is being done around the world under many different banners to bring more consciousness into personal, political, spiritual and business arenas. As co-hosts of InnerRevolutionary Radio, Helen, Todd and Chris bring you a weekly opportunity to confront mindless traditions, look at how we separate from one another, and learn to transform our thinking. And, once a month we interview Beth, who is an amazingly wise, compassionate, and funny woman. We have day jobs too: Helen is an intuitive counselor, Todd a web developer, and Chris is an insurance industry executive. Each of us practices the principles of Oneness, Accountability and Mutual Support in all aspects of our lives. It’s a ride, with ups and downs, and worth every minute of it! Join us to learn, laugh and evolve.