October Events

On October 13, 1923, Dorothy Lee Bolden was born in Atlanta, Georgia. From the late 1940s, Mrs. Bolden became an advocate for domestic workers. In 1968, she founded the National Domestic Workers Union of America, a predecessor to the National Domestic Workers Alliance. In addition to her work resulting in a 33% increase in wages in Atlanta, Mrs. Bolden held strong influence over state and municipal electoral politics for Black Georgians.

Each year, on her birthday, we honor Dorothy Bolden for her contribution to the domestic worker rights movement with a celebration of Domestic Worker Day. This year, in addition to celebrating Dorothy Bolden and the NDWUA, we are celebrating 10 years of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and 5 years of the Atlanta chapter. We hope that you join us for this amazing event. The celebration is free, so put on your fanciest clothes, grab your whole family and celebrate with us!

Register here:  https://actionnetwork.org/events/domestic-worker-day-celebration/

Georgia Domestic Worker Congress

Domestic Workers in Georgia are building a movement for better conditions in our work and our lives! On September 16 and 17, workers from across the state will gather in Atlanta to discuss the issues we face and the solutions to those problems. There will also be trainings and workshops to assist domestic workers in their careers. Join the movement and attend the Congress! 

Breakfast and Lunch are included. Childcare will be provided.

Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/georgia-domestic-worker-congress-2?source=direct_link&

*Registration priority for this event is reserved for current and former domestic workers. If space permits, other parties may attend.

Take Our Survey and Enter to Win!

Are you a housecleaner, nanny, or home care worker in the metro Atlanta area? Take our survey! Upon completion of the survey, enter your name and contact information for a chance to win a $250 gift card!

CPR Certification

Join us for our final CPR class of the year. Trainer Evans Pollard returns to lead a First Aid CPR course. Participants leave with an American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED certification card. 

The course is $15 for members, and $25 for nonmembers. Contact atlanta@domesticworkers.org or call 404-584-0840 for questions. Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/october-cpr-first-aid-certification

Monthly Member Meeting

Join us for our monthly membership meeting! 

New Member Orientation begins at 10 am. If you have not renewed your membership since August 2016, you will need to attend the New Member Orientation. 

Regular Meeting starts at 10:30 am. Breakfast will be served, and childcare is available. Please RSVP by emailing atlanta@domesticworkers.org by Thursday, July 13.

Upcoming Events

  • Friday, October 13, 6:30-8:30pm: Domestic Worker Day
  • Saturday, October 21 
    • 10am-1pm:  Member Meeting
    • 10am-4pm: CPR Certification
    • 11am-2pm: Jobs With Justice Coalition APS School Board Candidate Forum
  • Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5:  Domestic Worker Congress
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