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February 25th 2016:Challenging Every Stereotype! How African American Domestic Workers Organized for Their Rights AND Ours: A Conversation with Premilla Nadasen

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 m

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Premilla Nadasen

Premilla Nadasen is an Associate Professor of History at Barnard College, where she is affiliated with the Barnard Center for Research on Women, the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program, and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies. Prior to Barnard she taught at Queens College, City University of New York for 15 years. Premilla is most interested in visions of social change and the way in which poor and working-class people, especially women of color, have fought for social justice. Her current project examines how class, gender, race, law and culture constitute the meanings of the work of social reproduction and the ways in which domestic workers disrupted these me
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