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March and Rally in Support of Domestic Workers & the Domestic Workers Congress
Date Friday November 13
Time 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location Details
Starting at 24th & Mission and ending at Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorHillary Ronen
Emailhillary [at] lrcl.org
Phone(415) 425-9785
Hundreds Of Household Workers From Across U.S.

To March and Hold National Congress In San Francisco

In wake of widespread abuse, campaign for Bill of Rights in California to be launched


What: National Domestic Worker Congress, March and Rally


Who: Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), La Raza Centro Legal, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, made up of domestic worker organizations from 15 cities across the United States. Speakers include Vilma Serralta a household worker who has recently won a lawsuit against her abusive employers.


When: March and Rally: Friday, Nov. 13, 2009, 10am-11:30am,

Domestic Workers Congress: November 13-14, 2009


Where: March/Rally: starting at 24th & Mission and ending at Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA


Domestic Workers Congress

Fri. Nov. 13, 11:30am - 5pm, the Women’s Building, 3543 18th St, San Francisco

Sat. Nov. 14, 9am -5pm, Laney College, Forum, 900 Fallon St., Oakland


Visuals: Colorful march through streets of Mission District, Multi-ethnic group of hundreds of participants arriving at Women’s Building; packed auditorium


Why: On the heels of important legal victories, where domestic workers have won hundreds of thousands of dollars in backpay from employers who fail to pay minimum wage and overtime, the National Domestic Workers Alliance will join hundreds of workers from Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Boston, Washington DC, Miami, Seattle, Chicago, New York and Denver to share strategies, develop a national agenda, and march for domestic worker rights and dignity. The Congress will support the creation of a California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights and build a national movement of domestic workers. Sponsors include: National Domestic Worker Alliance, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, the Day Labor Program Women’s Collective of La Raza Centro Legal, POWER, CHIRLA, Pilipino Worker Center, Filipinos for Affirmative Action, Casa Latina, Domestic Workers United, Casa Maryland, Damayan Migrant Workers Association.

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