Women make up 50% of the American workforce, and recent research shows that the burden of providing additional care for family members generally falls on women. They reduce their work hours four to five times more than male partners, and they are three times as likely as men to quit their jobs in order to provide this care.
Join the Ms. Foundation for Women and Brooklyn Historical Society for a conversation about the changing nature of care: what do societal expectations dictate about who our caregivers are, how do these expectations intersect with experiences of identity, and how has this relationship with the caregiver’s gender affected the value we placed on the labor of care? adrienne maree brown, activist, writer, and doula; Alexis McGill Johnson, President and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America; and Premilla Nadasen, Professor of History at Barnard College and author of "Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement," come together for this discussion about the changing structure of caregiving, and the agency of women within this structure as givers and recipients of care, made all the more relevant by the ravages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This program is presented as part of the series "Women + Power: 100 Years After the 19th Amendment," which looks at the relationship between gender, power, and the ongoing work toward equality in the century since a landmark movement.
Please note that the capacity for this webinar is 500 attendees.