March 7, 2:30-4:30 MCLAREN CONFERENCE CENTER, ROOM 252
and Justice: a conversation on domestic work and the common good
Co-sponsored with the Lane Center
Lois Lorentzen, Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, Co-director of
This panel will feature activists
and scholars addressing social, political, and ethical dimensions of domestic
work. Local organizers will highlight current campaigns promoting social
justice for domestic workers. The panel will also explore how the realities of
gender and migration intersect with this topic.
María Hernandez, San
Francisco Program Coordinator, Mujeres Unidas y Activas. Originally from Mexico City, Ms
Hernandez has worked with MUA since 2004 and was hired in 2008. In 2010 Maria helped MUA plan and launch its Sexual Assault Crisis
Line, the only Spanish crisis line in Northern California. Maria
is a skilled domestic violence advocate and conducts peer-to-peer counseling.
Francisco received her Ph.D. from the Department of Sociology at City
University of New York, The Graduate Center and is currently a postdoctoral
fellow at the Public Science Project in New York City. She works in
collaboration with Filipino immigrant workers and organizers to highlight
understudied work conditions of caregivers to the elderly in California.
Osborne is completing a Ph.D. in Theology at Fordham University, specializing in Catholic Studies. Her article "Migrant
Domestic Careworkers: Between the Public and the Private in Catholic Social Teaching" was recently published in the Journal of Religious Ethics.
Galedo is the executive director of Filipino Advocates for Justice
(FAJ). Ms. Galedo has worked for FAJ since 1980 helping to shape the
organization's work on youth leadership development, immigration, support for
low-wage workers and civic engagement. FAJ is a lead organization in the
California campaign for a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights and the Dignity
Campaign for Real Immigration Reform.