Why is care undervalued and underpaid?
Online meeting Tuesday 21 July, 19:00 BST
Alison Treacher is a supporter of Socialist Resistance who is a care worker and an activist in Unite the Union; co-organiser of the Carework and Covid19 group)
Rosa Segui is a Labor Attorney from Puerto Rico and is running as a candidate for Movimiento Victoria Ciudadana
Chair: Susan Pashkoff, Socialist Resistance
Sometimes a significant crisis enables us to see things that were conveniently hidden before. Across the world roles traditionally performed by women such as health care and care work, food processing and distribution have been shown to be essential work which keeps our societies functioning.
This meeting will focus on care work as an example of women’s traditional work. It will look at the way the skills needed, including emotional labour, are undervalued because they are seen as an extension of women’s unpaid and ‘natural’ role in the family. It will explore the challenges and opportunities of organising workers in the sector and the implications of this for feminists and the left as a whole.
Friday 24 July, 17:00 (BST, London)
Capitalism, a system of permanent crisis
(Educational hosted by Socialist Youth Front – Denmark)
Saturday 25 July, 16:00 (BST, London)
Fascism, far right, authoritarianism in the times of the pandemics
(Educational hosted by Fourth International section – France)
Sunday 26 July, 16:00 (BST, London)
Our strategy and political organization to struggle today
(Round Table hosted by Anticapitalistas – Spanish State)
Friday 31 July, 17:00 (BST, London)
Feminist social reproduction theory perspective to understand the present
(Educational hosted by Anticapitalistas – Spanish State)
Saturday 1 August, 16:00 (BST, London)
(Educational hosted by Rede Anticapitalista – Portugal)
Sunday 2 August, 16:00 (BST, London)
(Round Table hosted by SolidaritéS – Switzerland)
Friday 7 August, 17:00 (BST, London)
LGBTQIA: what can we learn from previous experiences the community faced to understand how to do politics in a time of crisis?
(Educational hosted by Communia – Italy)
Saturday 8 August, 16:00 (BST, London)
(Educational hosted by Toupeira – Portugal)
Sunday 9 August, 16:00 (BST, London)
Now we fight!
(Round Table hosted by Sinistra Anticapitalista – Italy)