Today's “Help” Make News!
8.13.2011 | NDWA
It's been a busy week for the National Domestic Workers Alliance! With the release of the movie, “The Help” this week, the issue of today's “Help” — the 2.5 million domestic workers who go to work every day to take care of other people’s homes and families — has received a lot of attention. Our 2-minute video, “Meet Today's Help,” has been viewed over three thousand times on YouTube! Here is some of the other coverage:
We have participated in radio forums in California about AB 889, the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, on KPCC, Southern California Public Radio with Aquilina Soriano, Executive Director, Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC) and KQED in San Francisco with Grecia Lima, campaign director for the California Domestic Workers Coalition.
Several online journals have published articles about the movie and the struggle of today's domestic workers: ‘The Help’ Today Still Don’t Have Rights, Actually, on Colorlines; Hardships remain for the real-life 'Help' in America, on The Grio; and The Real Help, on Jezebel.
And even though these articles don't mention the NDWA, articles in the Detroit Free Press and the Charleston, SC Post and Courier used the movie's release as a reason to lift up the stories of African-American domestic workers.