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The Care Congress
July 12, 2011 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
For the past few months, IPS’ Break The Chain Campaign and Cities for Progress projects have been working with the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Jobs with Justice and many other key partners to lay the groundwork for a campaign to transform long-term care in the United States for our loved ones who count on support from caregivers to meet their basic daily needs. These are workers who provide the care, and the families who struggle to access and pay for care for their loved ones. The campaign has many goals including building a new, values-based movement of care recipients, care providers and their families – to change the way care is treated for all.
Please join us and help shape this effort. This event will be the historic public launch of the Caring Across Generations Campaign. Your participation will help us realize this campaign’s full potential for creating change. We will be joined by U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis and 700 people who care. Please register today! We are looking forward to seeing you there!
The program includes:
- Sharing care stories: sharing testimonies and vision for change between seniors, people with disabilities, family caregivers, home care workers, domestic workers, children and families of care workers and people who need care,
- Giving voice to change: engaging elected officials and key members of the Administration on the need for change, and
- Growing a movement at home: workshops and skill sharing to support participants to build the Caring Across Generations movement in their home communities.
Meals are included and travel scholarships are available. Scholarships will depend on available funds and we are prioritizing individuals or groups who will be organizing locally on this campaign.