Ai-jen Poo, Mónica Ramirez, and other activists join line-up at United State of Women Summit

05/04/2018

Contact:
Marzena Zukowska, (872) 216-3684, marzena@domesticworkers.org

May 5-6 program features Michelle Obama, Piper Perabo, Tarana Burke, and 6,000 other diverse changemakers

Program livestream available at http://unitedstateofwomen.org/

Los Angeles, CA -- This weekend, the 2018 United State of Women Summit is bringing together more than 6,000 women and allies to showcase trailblazing work and visionary opportunities for collaboration. Joining are delegations of domestic worker and farmworker women from National Domestic Workers Alliance, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Líderes Campesinas, Pilipino Workers Center, Miami Workers Center, and Hand in Hand.

The summit comes on the heels of the Unstoppable Day of Action on April 24, when over 200 women domestic workers, farmworkers, allies, and congressional leaders came together in Washington, D.C., to tell their stories and advocate for protections from sexual harassment.

Key speakers and panels include:

Other speakers include former First Lady Michelle Obama in conversation with actor and activist Tracee Ellis Ross and Journalist and Editor Elaine Welteroth moderating a conversation with Actress and Activist Yara Shahidi, Activist, Educator, Writer, and Co-Founder of Campaign Zero Brittany Packnett, and U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris.

The program is split into eight United State of Women intersectional issue pillars: Economic Empowerment, Women’s Health and Reproductive Justice, Supporting Survivors of Gender-Based Violence, Access to Education, Art & Culture, Civic Engagement, Human Rights, and Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

About National Domestic Workers Alliance

National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers. NDWA has won legislation protecting domestic workers’ rights in seven states including New York, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Oregon, Connecticut, Illinois, and Nevada. The Alliance is powered by over 60 affiliate organizations — plus local chapters in Atlanta, Durham, and New York City — of over 20,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for the elderly and people with disabilities in 37 cities and 18 states. For information, visit https://www.domesticworkers.org/

About Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (National Farmworkers Women's Alliance)

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas (National Farmworker Women’s Alliance) is the first national farmworker women’s organization in the U.S. created by current and former farmworker women, along with women who hail from farmworker families. Alianza de Campesinas’ is comprised of 18 member organizations around the United States and in Mexico. The organization was founded in 2011 to promote the interests and priorities of the 700,000 farmworker women who pick, plant, and pack agricultural products across the U.S. and to ensure that farmworker women have a place at power tables where decisions are made that impact their lives and the lives of their families. Alianza’s policy priority areas include general labor protections, violence against women and girls, pesticides and immigration. For more information, visit www.campesinasunite.org

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