NDWA is building on the powerful legacy of domestic worker leaders and organizations that came before us. By studying the history of our movement, we learn how systems of oppression have shaped the sector, how organizers in generations past waged powerful campaigns to win recognition and respect, and how our current strategies can align to meet the needs and opportunities of the moment.

From 2018-2021, NDWA worked in deep collaboration with activist scholars Jennifer Guglielmo, Michelle Joffroy, and Diana Sierra Becerra to produce a multimedia suite of tools available in 6 languages, designed to put domestic worker history in domestic worker hands — and to bring to public view the rich tradition of domestic worker organizing for a more just economy and democracy. We invite you to explore and be inspired!

I wish our ancestors were here to see the history they created and the work that you have done in projecting it to us and the masses. I see us in those past worker organizers.

NDWA Member

What these tools mean to NDWA members and organizers:

“I wish our ancestors were here to see the history they created and the work that you have done in projecting it to us and the masses. I see us in those past worker organizers.”

“I’m excited about building solidarity across different groups and having shared language to discuss the roots of oppression and strategies for change.”

“I can’t wait to use the curriculum and the timeline to build pride in our work. This is such an incredible resource for us to see ourselves in a new light, and feel supported by our ancestors, with room for creating our stories into the future!”

For press inquiries related to this project, contact press@domesticworkers.org.