Tell us a bit about yourself, and your role as a domestic employer: My name is Kendra Scalia and I am a proud disabled woman currently living in Newburgh, New York. I am a disability and healthcare policy analyst. Much of my work through my consulting business focuses on the impact of government laws and
This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Americans for Disabilities Act. On July 2, Hand in Hand celebrated this landmark legislation with a virtual panel, Crip Camp: The Fight for Disability & Domestic Worker Rights, a discussion with Judy Heumann, international disability rights activist, Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance,
People with Disabilities are the largest minority group in this country; one in five people in the U.S. experience life with a disability. However, as a nation we rarely discuss the struggle for policy wins and the organizing that has created those wins. Even more rare is the conversation about how ableism, the discrimation against
Hand in Hand and our close partners, Caring Across Generations, recently held two anti-racism training sessions, the first time we’ve done so as an organization. As Hand in Hand grows and considers its place in the community, we recognize that it’s important for us to articulate fury at extrajudicial killings of Black people, whether by
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In this moment when anti-Black violence and racism is in the national spotlight, many of us are having hard conversations about events that have unfolded across the country in recent days and weeks. For those of us who are parents and caregivers, this also means having age and developmentally appropriate conversations with our kids. With the help of the Hand in Hand community, we’ve compiled the following set of resources to help you have these conversations in your families and communities.
On Tuesday June 9th, the New York Caring Majority, a campaign co-led by Hand in Hand and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), held a virtual Town Hall about Care Work, Economic Recovery & the Green New Deal with Naomi Klein and Ai-Jen Poo. In case you missed the conversation, you can watch the
On June 9th and 16th, Hand in Hand and We Dream in Black (WeDIB), a program of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, convened two virtual dialogues with Black domestic workers and domestic employers in New York City. We had powerful, hard but necessary conversations about the experiences and struggles of Black domestic workers and the
The Domestic Worker Industry is Inextricably Linked with Anti-Black Racism To fully understand the connection between police violence and killings of Black people to domestic workers rights, we have to connect the legacy of slavery and anti-Black racism to the criminalization of domestic workers, the passage of labor policy that developed using this racist lens,
We all want to stay safe, and to do that we need to work together. This template can help nannies and employers talk honestly about how you will commit to each others’ safety and wellbeing, reach agreements and put them down in writing so that you can refer back to them regularly. Download the templates