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Write and Learn About Your Rights with Mark Nowak!

By Harriet Staff

Mark Nowak

International Domestic Workers Day is this weekend! To celebrate, Mark Nowak is hosting two pop-up poetry workshops this weekend in New York City.

On Saturday, June 14th from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM at the Queens Museum (with Nanny Van)!

Join the NannyVan and NYC domestic worker groups in front of the Queens Museum to celebrate International Domestic Workers Day at the Queens Museum with food and family-friendly festivities honoring nannies, housecleaners, and caregivers whose work makes all other work possible. A bright orange mobile design studio + sound lab created by Studio REV- (lead artist: Marisa Jahn) and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the NannyVan will unpack to reveal colorful roll-out carts chock full of handy resources and activities, and set the stage for the Domestic Worker Talent and Culture Show – with a lineup featuring smart and snappy street theatre, soul-moving (and foot-stomping) song and dance, global fashion, and much more.

On Sunday, June 15th from 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Poetry Workshop from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM) at Writing On It All, Governors Island, NYC


1. Write a poem – in any language!
Please email your poem to Mark Nowak at workerpoetry@gmail.com by June 14.

2. Participate on June 15:
Attend the J4DW Rally, Old Palace Yard, London, OR
Come write poetry at Writing On It All, Governors Island, NYC

3. Spread the word.
Please let friends and co-workers know how they can Write for Rights by sharing this page: @FineGrainFilms, #ClaimingOurVoice, @writingonitall

Three cheers for domestic workers—and Mark Nowak!—for these exciting educational opportunities. Get there and go!