MAY 19 - SATURDAY
Day 1 – Domestic Worker Organizing & Movement
8:00 am 9:45am - Plenary: Context & Perspectives on Domestic Worker Organizing and Movement
We will open our National Congress with the context and state of domestic organizing and the movement. NDWA members will share updates on some of our key organizing campaigns. We will also be joined by key allies representing the labor, immigrant and broader social justice movement.
10:00 am – 12:00 pm – Workshops: Organizing Skills
Organizing skills-building workshops to develop our organizing and build our scale. Workshops will include base building, campaign, development, direct action planning, and public speaking training.
- Domestic Workers Organizing around the World
- Introduction to Community Organizing Campaigns
- Caring Across Generations: Organizing Elderly Care Givers
- Direct Action
- Organizational & Leadership Development
- The power of our 99%: Transformative (and fun!) grassroots fundraising
- Launching a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights campaign: Win Labor Rights for Domestic Workers in Your State!
- Spokesperson Speaking
12:00 – 1:45 pm - Plenary: Building a Caring Economy
Communities impacted by the care crisis will speak about their vision for a new caring economy.
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Workshops: Organizing Strategies
Workshops to broaden and deepen our strategies for organizing domestic workers, including civic engagement, legislative, and communications strategies.
- Be Strategic: Getting Foundation Grants
- Effective Communications
- Winning Better Training for Better Jobs
- Labor Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery of Domestic Workers
- Individual to Collective: How to Build Worker Power through an Individual Worker Justice Campaign
- Caring Across Generations: Policy Changes to Transform the Way We Care
- Spokesperson Speaking
- Basebuilding: Building with Members, Allies, and Movement(s)
4:15 – 6:15 pm – Workshops : Political Education
Workshops to deepen our knowledge and analysis of the current moment, the domestic worker industry and organizing, and the challenges and opportunities facing the broader movement.
- Building a United and Diverse NDWA: Facing Our Racial and Ethnic Differences with Intention and Compassion
- History of Domestic Work in the U.S.
- The Growing Care Economy & What It Means for Our Organizing
- Organizing for Immigrant Rights and Dignity
- State of the Labor Movement
- Environment and Climate 101: Todays Crises and Struggles
- Disability Workshop: Ableism and Solidarity in Care Work
7:00 – 9:00 – National Congress Dinner with Keynote Speaker
MAY 20 – SUNDAY
Day 2 - NDWA Board Elections & Taking Action with National People’s Action
8:00 am – 9:30 am - Plenary: NDWA Vision and Goals for 2012 - 2013
NDWA will share our vision, goals and main initiatives in 2012 – 2013 with questions and feedback from our membership.
9:30 am – 12:00pm – Board of Directors Elections
1:30 pm – 3:00pm - Plenary: Put People First!
(with National People’s Action-NPA)
It’s time to Put People First! Not the 1%, not big unaccountable corporations like Wells Fargo and Bank of America. Communities before corporations, people before profits. We want an America that works for everyone and where everyone works to build a better America. We will join NPA to share values, our vision for 2012 and beyond and then move into action together!
3:00pm – 99% Power Actions with NPA
8:00pm – Social Event with NPA
MAY 21 - MONDAY
Day 3 – 99% Power Actions and Caring Across Generations Congressional Town Hall and Lobby Visits
8:30 am - Plenary with NPA: Put People First: A Just Caring Economy for the 99%
9:15am – 9:45am – 99% March to Capitol Hill
10:00am - Break into groups
- Group A: Congressional Town Hall: Protect What We’ve Earned and Create What We Need
- Group B: 99% Power Actions