For almost four years now, Pat Francois, DWU member and leader in the domestic workers movement, has been fighting for justice. Yesterday afternoon, the jury delivered its verdict in Pat's case against her former employers, filmmaker Matthew Mazer and sports agent Sheryl Shade, after 8 days in court and almost four years in litigation. We are thrilled to share that Pat has won her claims for unpaid wages and for the assault she suffered at the hands of Matthew Mazer.For six years, Pat took loving care of Mazer's and Shade's child despite being grossly underpaid and mistreated. In December 2008, Mazer physically assaulted and verbally abused Pat, calling her a "stupid Black b****" and said that he hated her and…
September 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th Once again DWU has collaborated with Public Works to perform the Musical adaptation of The Odyssey, which will be held at The Declorate Theatre in Central Park on Septemeber 4th through September 7th 2015! Theatre is for everyone! Come see DWU and other great community organizations live performance. Get your free tickets by visiting: www.publictheatre.org/theodyssey
DWU September General Meeting Date: Saturday, September 19, 2015 Location: Caribbean Gallery @ Brooklyn Public Library, Flatbush Branch 22 Linden Boulevard, Brooklyn, NY 11226 Time: 1:30 pm to 4 pm We have a dream that one day that all work will be valued equally.
DWU is honored to be invited to JFREJ's (Jews For Economic and Racial Justice) 25th Anniversary Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards. Congratulations to JFREJ and all the honorees! We have a few tickets so please contact us if you're interested in attending. Rabbi Marshall T. Meyer Risk Taker Awards Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 at 6pm The Great Hall at Cooper Union Honoring Risk Taker Award Recipients: Cynthia Greenberg Jenny Romaine Black Lives Matter movement leaders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi Celebrating JFREJ’s Founding Leadership, and our ground-breaking Shalom Bayit: Justice for Domestic Workers Campaign