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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|
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|Starting at 24th & Mission and ending at Women’s Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco, CA|
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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.