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Childcare & the Left : Growing Strong Multi-Generational Organizations

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Date:
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Time:
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Ari
Location Details:
POWER Office at: 335 South Van Ness Ave, SF (between 14th and 15th Streets)

Childcare & the Left : Growing Strong Multi-Generational Organizations

Hosted by: POWER, POOR Magazine/Presna POBRE and the Bay Area Childcare Collective

Does your organization have childcare? Do you want to help create multi-generational organizations and movements? Come to this workshop to learn about how to make that happen!

Working class women of color need to be at the center of our movement in terms of analysis, issues and leadership. Why? Deeply embedded institutions of domination- economic inequality, racism, sexism and homophobia - are the bedrock of the oppression of low-income communities of color and women. We must build a social justice movement to deeply transform these institutions and this change will come only when the people who are most oppressed by these institutions are empowered to lead the movement for social change.* In this white-supremacist capitalist patriarchy the joy and labor of caring for children has become extremely gendered and fallen on the backs of women. For this reason, childcare is a critical yet understated need in our movements enabling working class families to actively participate in movement building spaces.

• Learn about childcare models that are helping to build strong working-class women of color led organizations and mass-based multigenerational movements.
• Hear from a panel of parents, organizers and youth about the impacts childcare can have on member turnout, women's leadership development, multigenerational movement building, building with allies, improving organizational culture and more.
• Small group discussions will help participants vision and plan how to incorporate childcare into their work.
• Participants will leave with resources and analysis that will support them in initiating new childcare programming or building up existing programming.

The more people we include in the movements today the stronger we are tomorrow!

Childcare and snacks will be provided provided. Space is limited. Please RSVP to a_clemenzi [at] yahoo.com

(*Language and inspiration taken from SOUL's Sisters at the Center article.)
Added to the calendar on Fri, May 14, 2010 7:04PM
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