Thursday, June 07, 2007

Carnivals and roundups and such, belatedly

First off, yesterday Tuesday was Blog for Domestic Workers' Rights, as initiated by saltyfemme.
The skinny:

The event is in conjunction with a massive Town Hall meeting and accountability session at Judson Memorial Church in New York City on Thursday, June 7th. Domestic Workers United (DWU), an organization of nannies, housecleaners, and elderly care givers, is pushing a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights through the state legislature in Albany. If passed, it would be the first legislation of its kind, guaranteeing basic rights to domestic workers in New York state. Domestic workers have been excluded from most federal and state labor laws, including the National Labor Relations Act.

...I'm gonna see if I can swing by JMC later, actually, I'll be around that part of town already. Drop me an email if you're in the city and are thinking of doing the same. (yeah, short notice, but. lilith_sincere AT yahoo DOT com)

More info on the event:

Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights

The roundup seems to be mostly in the links in sf's comments, but a few highlights are

saltyfemme herself, putting it in a feminist context (hellllo, Betty Friedan),

Sylvia, making connections to globalization and migrant workers as well as her own family history,

Black Amazon
, writing powerfully as usual.

-Way- late noting this, the first Carnival for Radical Action. Am planning to settle in for a good slow proper read over the weekend.

The May-ish edition of Carnival of Bent Attractions, now housed at Transadvocate

I waited so long to post the 38th Carnival of Feminists that now the 39th edition is up, too.

A couple of carnivals I made it into, also belatedly:

Carnival Against Child Abuse


The Carnival of Dining Out

(yes, odd combination)

Finally, I am pleased to announce that I will be part of feministe's Project Guest Blogger (partial list only up at this link), the week of 7/02-7/08, along, I believe, with the lovely and talented Aishwarya.


saltyfemme said...

I'll be there tonight, wearing a black 'Jews for Racial and Economic Justice' t-shirt and a volunteer badge! (also, red flats and a red belt and a big head of Jewish curls). Please come say hi if you see me!

belledame222 said...

aw hell, had to leave before i saw this. dunno if we would've spotted each other though, there were a -lot- of y'all with the shirts and badges! i was the redhead in the green tank and a slightly dazed expression. I had to leave early, but I'm glad i could come hear part of it.