Demanding Justice: A History of Domestic Work

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This documentary film explores the history of domestic worker organizing in the United States, from everyday acts to larger-scale forms of rebellion and organizing. It traces the domestic workers' movement across different regions and includes Indigenous, African American, and Mexican American women, as well as immigrants from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America, Europe, and the Philippines, from the 1600s to today.

Click link to see the other video in this series: "You Just Want to Feel Free": Domestic Workers and Antiblackness


Para ver la película en español, haga clic aquí / To view the film in Spanish, click here:

To view the film in Haitian Kreyol, click here / Pou gade fim nan an kreyòl ayisyen, klike la a:

To view the film in Filipino, click here / Upang mapanood ang pelikula sa Filipino mag-click dito:

This film will have a voice-over in Nepali by Fall 2021 and captions for Portuguese by Fall 2022.

To see the interactive timeline, A History of Domestic Work and Worker Organizing follow this link to the Smith ScholarWorks' record.

All facets of the project: timeline, curriculum, portraits, and videos are available at The National Domestic Workers Alliance website link here: Domestic Worker History.