Maid in the U.S.A.: Organizing Domestic Labor


Please save the date to join us for a conference exploring the intersections of domestic labor and immigration both nationally and in New Jersey.

Framed by the 20th anniversary of Mary Romero’s influential ethnography, Maid in the U.S.A, and the publication last year of the sequel, The Maid’s Daughter, the conference will explore the current legal, social, and cultural conditions of domestic labor. Dr. Romero will deliver the keynote address.

In collaboration with conference partners the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Domestic Workers United, breakout sessions will generate small focused conversations between domestic workers, service providers, organizers, scholars and students to discuss strategies for expanding rights and improving conditions for domestic workers in New Jersey.

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Co-Sponsored by: Rutgers-Newark Center for Migration and the Global City; Rutgers-Newark Women’s and Gender Studies Program; The National Domestic Workers Alliance; Domestic Workers United