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Walker-Ames Lecture: Evelyn Nakano Glenn
Kane Hall, Room 120

Evelyn Nakano GlennThe Graduate School at the University of Washington proudly presents the 2010-11 Walker Ames Public Lecture Series. Join us for a revealing discussion with Evelyn Nakano Glenn, professor of Gender & Women's Studies and of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, entitled Forced to Care: Race, Gender and the Obligation to Care.

Prof. Glenn, founding director of the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley, asks why women generally and why women of color particularly perform most of the caring labor in our society. Examining court decisions, federal regulations and legislative debate, she will argue that excluding caring work from modern labor protection emerges from ideas of household privacy and holdover attitudes regarding family labor as servitude. She will also explore issues surrounding immigrant women from the global south who are employed as caregivers in the global north.

This series is brought to you by the Walker-Ames Fund, which was established in 1932 through a generous donation from the estates of Maude Walker and Edwin Ames.

Sponsored by:

The Graduate School, Department of Sociology, Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology, West Coast Poverty Center, School of Social Work, Washington Institute of the Study of Ethnicity, Race and Sexuality, College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Communication.

Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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