Updates

Updates

Sorry for the late update, but we'd like to thank everyone who attended DWU's 15th Anniversary Fundraiser in December. We're so happy to say that thanks to your generous contributions, DWU has raised over $8,000 and we're not stopping there! Thank you so much for all your support and please continue to attend our events to support domestic workers.
DWU's monthly meeting at the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (every 3rd Saturday of the month). Thanks everyone for coming, especially our guest speaker Marlon Peterson of The Precedential Group!
DWU and the Brooklyn Arts council held a meeting on 10/10/15 about the upcoming project we have in store with the Library of Congress. Thank you everyone for attending!
DWU members collaborated with Public Works to perform the Musical adaptation of The Odyssey, which was held at The Declorate Theatre in Central Park on Septemeber 4th through September 7th 2015!  
DWU's monthly meeting at the Flatbush Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (every 3rd Saturday of the month)    
On June 15th 2015, DWU welcomed the opportuntiy to be part of the Incubator Project as part of the Brooklyn Accelerator; Brooklyn Community Foundation's hub. Through this Incubator Project, we recieved a co-office space free of charge for one year and a stipend of $5000. This we will use towards marketing, communications, web development, fundraising as well as food and transportation costs for organizing meetings and rallies. We are now located at 1000 Dean street, suite 307Brooklyn, NY 11238   As we look onwards towards the future of our oragization; as workers lead, we continue to strive to change policies…
Everyone knows that domestic work is not easy! And as the sun sets earlier and the winter rolls in, it is important to stay emotionally and physically healthy. So we say to domestic workers who spend all day taking care of other people: Don't forget to take care of yourself too! Here are a few tips from DWU, one easy ways to stay healthy and relaxed this winter. Staying Fit Get up during TV commercials and move around. Stretch, walk around the house, or lift dumbbells. If you don't have dumbbells, use soup cans! Take a rigorous walk at an…
On November 8th, three Domestic Workers United members and DWU's Outreach Coordinator, Joycelyn Gill-Campbell, met for a cross cultural exchange with a five-person delegation from Israel and Mr. Christopher King from the US Department of Education and Cultural Affairs.  The objective of this exchange was to introduce the visitors to America's ethnic and cultural diversity, examine demographic trends in the US, and explore diversity in the media. DWU members described the mission of Domestic Workers United to the visitors and shared about the different ways that DWU empowers its members to stand up and fight for their rights.  They outlined…
What do Domestic Workers United and Shakespeare have in common?The Tempest! In September 2013, several members of Domestic Workers United performed in the Public Work's production of Shakespeare's The Tempest.  The mission of Public Works is to bring New Yorkers of all backgrounds together to engage and build community around theatre and the arts.  To cast the community production of The Tempest, Public Works partnered with Domestic Workers United, The DreamYard Project, The Children’s Aid Society, The Brownsville Recreation Center, and the Fortune Society.  The production--which was a musical adaptation of the original Shakespeare--received rave reviews for its energy, creativity,…
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