Domestic proletarians are entrusted with the most precious aspects of people’s lives — they’re the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house cleaners who do the direct that makes all other run possible. Too often, they’re invisible, taken for granted or dismissed as “help, ” more they are still do their wholehearted best for the families and homes in their charge. In this scandalous talk, organizer Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair compensations for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. “Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what, ” she says.

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