Care is a subject that touches us all. Though we may experience it in overlapping ways, it’s something everyone feels uniquely. Inspired by the exhibition “Tender Loving Care: Contemporary Art from the Collection,” this latest City Talk responds to a March 2023 report from Boston Indicators that takes a nuanced look at the demographics of care workers in one of Massachusetts’s fastest growing job sectors. Care work jobs are staffed predominantly by immigrant women and women of color, so despite the the field’s societal importance, racial prejudice and gender discrimination have led to its systematic devaluation.
Join us for a discussion that brings together Boston-area thought leaders to explore the complexities of care as a political issue and as a lived experience.
Ruth Duarte, Matahari Women Workers’ Center
Magalis Troncoso Lama, Dominican Development Center
Kendra Lara, city councilor, District 6, Boston City Council
Moderated by Michelle Fisher, Ronald C. and Anita L. Wornick Curator of Contemporary Decorative Arts, MFA