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Decolonizing Thanksgiving Dinner

I don’t know about you, but for about the first two decades of my life, Thanksgiving was taught to me as a holiday that celebrated food and family, a day bestowed upon us by the benevolent Native Americans. It wasn’t until I got to college that I learned more than a snippet about genocide or

Parasite: what *not* to do when hiring a house cleaner

Warning: spoilers ahead!  It’s been almost exactly a year since Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning Roma hit movie theaters, telling an enormous and gripping story that centered a character—Cleo, a domestic worker—whose role in most movies is often so small we see them listed in the credits as a job, not a name name (Butler #2, Housekeeper,

Your feminist mission for the week: Celebrate Nanny Recognition Week

We know nannies deserve it Parents who connect with Hand in Hand know exactly how important a nanny’s work is: It’s the work that makes other work possible, that helps keep careers moving and families thriving. This, the last week of September, is National Nanny Recognition Week, and it’s a fantastic time to surprise the

Roma 6 months later

May marks 6 months since Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning film Roma came into the world. It sparked a series of milestone moments, from being the first Mexican film to win Best Foreign Language Picture and the first foreign film to win Best Director. It made a star of Yalitza Aparicio, a woman of indigenous descent, who

Happy 20th Anniversary, Olmstead!

This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the landmark Olmstead decision! In 1999, the Supreme Court decided in Olmstead v. L.C. that people with disabilities have a right under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to live in the community rather than institutions and that government has a responsibility to provide supports and services

Happy International Domestic Workers Day!

Sunday, June 16th is International Domestic Workers Day, celebrating the 2011 passage of the International Labor Organization Convention 189 for Decent Work for Domestic Workers. Domestic workers from around the world came together to fight to establish this international law. The victory represented a historic step forward towards domestic work being recognized “as work like

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