Week 7: Women, carework, migration
Connecting the concepts and patterns from previous weeks, we look at the case study of carework. Unpaid and paid household labor drives patterns of female poverty. Immigrant women of color make up a large portion of paid careworkers in rich countries, creating care chains to care for children they leave in their home countries.
These materials are designed for small group work with 1 hour of real-time conversation. Folks do individual reading, watching and writing before having a conversation with their group.
These materials are meant to be used individually: to watch, read and write, ideally 24 hours before the group conversation begins.
This is a guideline for the 1-hour group conversation. It gives folks questions to discuss together, problems to solve, and an idea of how much time to devote to each part.
This handout has some takeaways that might be helpful for processing some of the information.
This lesson was presented as part of a commemoration of International Women's Rights Day in 2020, and this article describes some of the experiences: