Maid in the USA

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CMGC planned and organized a semester long public humanities series focused on the intersection of immigration and domestic labor.  Events included forums on the controversy surrounding the book and film versions of “The Help,” a documentary and panel discussion on Caribbean domestic labor in the U.S., and the implications of the recently signed NY domestic worker’s bill of rights.

The series culminated in a conference framed by the 20th anniversary of keynote speaker Mary Romero’s influential ethnography, MAID IN THE USA and the recent publication of the sequel, MAID’S DAUGHTER.  The conference brought together academics, students, immigrant and domestic labor activists to engage the legal, social and cultural issues facing immigrant domestic workers in the region.