Elena Blanc, Anthropology, Class of 2012

In the summer of 2011, Blanc worked in New York City at Domestic Workers United, an organization that provides resources, support, and a collective voice for maids, housekeepers and homecare workers. Blanc will be providing domestic workers with information about the “Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights” and resources for violations of these rights. She says, “The recently passed ‘Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights’ for the first time guarantees these women basic labor rights, but without the workers themselves understanding the legislation and learning about ways to address violations, the rights guaranteed by this legislation will only be on paper.”

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