domestic workers

Alex Tizon recently wrote about his family’s slave, Lola. Some praise Alex Tizon for his courage in confronting a dark chapter in his family’s history. Some see a lack of courage in telling the story at a time when no one can be held accountable.

Employment Law: Legal Rights & Working Conditions of Domestic Workers ­-- Nannies, Housecleaners, & Home Attendants. Guests: Hina B. Shah, Associate Professor of Law & Director of the Women's Employment Rights Clinic, Golden Gate University School of Law; and Lindsay Imai Hong, Bay Area Organizer for Hand in Hand, The Domestic Employers Network, a National Network. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Daily news roundup for Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016
By Flickr user Alejandro Lavin, Jr. / used under CC license / resized and cropped

Here's what's happening in the Bay Area, as curated by KALW news:

Acting SF police chief meets with Bayview community leaders // SF Gate

“Acting San Francisco police Chief Toney Chaplin faced tough questioning by Bayview community leaders Monday evening where residents asked for answers in last week’s officer-involved shooting that led to former Chief Greg Suhr’s resignation.

  

On the September 16th edition of  Your Call, author Caroline Fredrickson joins us to talk about her new book Under the Bus, How working women are being run over.

Radio Ambulante: Nohemí

Sep 11, 2013
Photograph by James Samuelson

Nohemí was taken from her home when she was just a girl, and sent to work as a domestic employee for an upper-middle class family in Bogota. This is her story: how she survived years of abuse, neglect, and misfortune; and how, decades later, an act of solidarity and bravery helped bring her some measure of justice. This piece was produced by Camila Segura. 

Warning: This story contains graphic descriptions of sexual violence. May not be suitable for minors.

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photo courtesy of www.domesticworkers.org

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Susie Britton