Past Event

Love and Labor: Domestic Workers as Community Docents

The Jane Addams Hull-House Museum (JAHHM) is pleased to introduce Love and Labor: Domestic Workers as Community Docents, a new educational program.

In this participatory museum tour and facilitated dialogue, museum educators partner with the Chicago Coalition of Household Workers to share the story of domestic worker organizing from the turn of the 20th century to today.

Visitors will experience a guided tour of Hull-House and discover JAHHM’s latest community-curated exhibit, Unfinished Business: 21st Century Home Economics. Filled with participatory experiences and hands-on activities, the exhibit describes the home economists’ visionary work to create a world with healthy food for all, fair labor practices for domestic work, ethical consumerism, and community childcare solutions.

Following the tour, participants will engage in a facilitated dialogue during which they will connect history to the contemporary struggle for dignity, respect, and legal protection for today’s care and household workers.

Love and Labor: Domestic Workers as Community Docents tour and dialogue will be offered on Thursdays from noon – 2p and Sundays from 2 – 4pm in your choice of language (English or Spanish) from September 5 – December 12, 2013.

All tours are free and open to the public. However, registration is required and can be made online or by calling 312-355-0864.

For more information, please visit the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum’s website.