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Mothers, Migrants and Maids of Honor


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Source: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

Source: Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services

They are mothers, migrants and caregivers to our children and our elders. Domestic workers are the backbone of many American families, their own families and their communities. On this edition, through their own words, we pay tribute to the many working women of color who are struggling for acceptance, recognition and their rights.


Radha Kanan, Christine Lewis, Joyce Frances, Erline Brown, Marina Lopez, Joyce Campbell and Bertha, domestic workers; Sylvia, domestic worker and volunteer for Mujeres Unidas y Activas; Inez Lazarte, volunteer organizer, Women’s Collective of La Raza Centro Legal.

Senior Producer/Host: Tena Rubio
Contributing Freelance Producers: Mitch Jeserich and the Community News Institute
Associate Producer Intern: Alexis McCrimmon
Translation: Frank Rubio and Jill Shenker

For more information:

Data Center – Oakland, CA

Day Labor Program – San Francisco, CA

Mujeres Unidas y Activas ­ San Francisco, CA – San Francisco, CA

Mujeres Unidas y Activas ­ Oakland, CA – Oakland, CA

Domestic Workers United – Bronx, NY

United Domestic Workers of America – San Diego, CA

Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA) – Los Angeles, CA

National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR) – Oakland, CA

National Immigrant Solidarity Network – Los Angeles, CA

Author: Radio Project

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