Please join us for a screening and panel discussion of the deeply poignant documentary film Care, which provides an intimate vantage of the home-care industry, and of the people who — whether because of disability, disease, or advanced age — rely upon it. Tracking caregivers and their clients over two years, Care depicts a system of home care that is impossibly costly for middle-class Americans, even as the wages are unsustainably low for workers, pushing them into poverty or even homelessness. It also reveals the beginning of a movement to improve how we care—both for the growing number of aging adults and for those who support their independence.
Care invites us to engage in public discourse and consideration about solutions that support care work with policies that contain the costs to public health programs, decrease reliance upon public programs, and allow individuals to sustain their financial stability in spite of caring for family members with long-term illnesses.
Care won a 2016 Reelworld Film Festival Impact Award for film most impactful and capable of inspiring social change. It was also an Official Selection of the 2016 AFI DOCS festival, the 2016 Sheffield Doc Fest, the 2016 Global Peace Film Festival, and the 2016 DOC NYC. Care premiered on AMERICA REFRAMED on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Support for the production of Care came from John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, JustFilms/Ford Foundation, NBC Universal Impact Grant, and others.
The one hour screening will be followed by a half hour panel discussion focused on the intersection of workforce development, quality care through quality jobs, and enhancing services for the most vulnerable. The event is hosted by the NYC Workforce Funders, the New York Aging Funders Network, and the Health Working Group.
- Challenges of the existing care infrastructure in the United States
- Intersectionality of workforce development, gender equity, healthcare, aging, and poverty reduction
- Opportunities for grantmaking to enhance services to the most vulnerable and improve policy supporting care work
- Robert Espinoza, Vice President of Policy, Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute
- Deirdre Fishel, Director, Care
- Rachel McCullough, Director of Organizing, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
- Ai-jen Poo, Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance and 2014 MacArthur Genius Award Recipient
Funders focused on workforce development, immigrant rights, healthcare and aging.
2:45 - 3:00 PM Check-in
3:00 - 5:00 PM Program
Registration is required by January 23.
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