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Obermann Conversations Program: Domestic Stories

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

How have relationships between domestic workers and employees changed over time, including around issues of race and gender? What are issues of pay injustice that have been true in the past and how are workers addressing such issues today? This Obermann Conversation includes a historian, a feminist podcaster, and a labor expert.

Catherine Stewart, a history professor from Cornell College and an Obermann Fellow-in-Residence, is working on a book, The New Maid: African American Women and Domestic Service During the New Deal, which provides a much needed social and cultural history of African American women who labored as household workers during the New Deal.

Donna Cleveland is a magazine editor and the producer of Thread the Needle, a feminist podcast. An upcoming episode focuses on an eastern Iowa cleaning service that is owned and operated by a Latina.

Jennifer Sherer is Director of The University of Iowa Labor Center, where she oversees statewide outreach, engagement, and research projects on labor issues.

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Details

Date:
November 14
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://events.uiowa.edu/32115

Venue

Iowa City Public Library
123 S. Linn St.
Iowa City, 52240 United States
Phone:
(319) 356-5200
Website:
http://www.icpl.org

Organizer

Obermann Center