AFIRE 2015 Spring Benefit Show
For this benefit show, AFIRE is partnering with CIRCA-Pintig to present "Caregiver", a monologue about an anonymous Filipino caregiver who struggles not only to support herself, but also of her family in the homeland.
3:00 pm - Reception (Food & Drinks Provided)
4:30 pm - Circa Pintig Performance of “Caregiver”
6:00 pm - Talkback discussion of the performance
and the movement to empower domestic workers
All proceeds support AFIRE’s community organizing and
advocacy work to pass the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.
At the opening of May, Asian Pacific American Heritage month, AFIRE wants to highlight the stories of Domestic Workers and their critical role in the Illinois economy. AFIRE has been organizing and mobilizing domestic workers (nannies, caregivers, and homemakers) to pass the Illinois Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Despite the value of their labor, domestic workers have historically been excluded from the protections under the state law extended to workers in other industries. This has led to a workforce that is isolated and vulnerable.
Who are domestic workers?
-Domestic workers care for the elderly, assist people with disabilities, clean homes, and care for children.
-23% of domestic workers are paid below the state minimum wage
-58% of live-in workers are required to work during their scheduled time off
-19% of all domestic workers and 36% of live-in workers have been threatened, insulted, or verbally abused
Tickets: $30 (Adults), $25 (Students)
Tickets available at the door or on http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1433697