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CareForce One Travelogues Film Screening & Panel Discussion

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Please join Stamps Gallery in partnership with Michigan United for a screening of CareForce One Travelogues, a documentary by artist Marisa Morán Jahn about the fastest growing workforce in America: caregivers. The film will be introduced by the filmmaker followed by a panel discussion featuring local care workers and care worker organizers, moderated by Michigan United, Universal Family Care Organizer, Oriana Powell.  The event will conclude with closing remarks from Powell and Michigan United Michigan Caring Majority Campaign Director, Laura DePalma, on current advocacy initiatives that exist around these issues and action steps for moving forward. 

CareForce One Travelogues features artist Marisa, her son (Choco), and their buddy Anjum traveling in their car, the CareForce One, seeking solutions to the nation’s care crisis. The team sets off in New York City, meeting up with domestic employers and domestic workers (nannies, housekeepers, caregivers for the elderly/sick/disabled) along the way, and culminating in Miami. Mixing levity with hard-hitting stories around immigration, the legacies of slavery, racial discrimination, and more, the CareForce One is a road movie that invites its viewers to laugh and cry at the same time. Supported by Sundance, Tribeca Film Institute, National Endowment for the Arts, and more.

Event Speakers (more to be announced):

Marisa Morán Jahn is an artist, filmmaker, and creative technologist of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent based in NYC. She is the founder of Studio REV, a non-profit organization that codesigns public art and creative media co-designed with low-wage workers, immigrants, and women.  Jahn is an Assistant Professor at The New School and a Visiting Artist at MIT’s Art, Culture, and Technology (her alma mater) and Teacher’s College of Columbia University.

Laura De Palma is a community organizer and the campaign director of the Michigan Caring Majority, a movement and coalition to win progressive legislation around universal long-term care, a living wage for direct care workers, compensation and support for family caregivers, paid family medical leave, and universal child care for Michiganders. She received a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.

Oriana Powell is a community organizer born and raised in Detroit, MI. She is a mother of a two year old and former childcare and in-home care provider. Oriana is working directly with both professional and non-traditional caregivers to gain respect and support for the care workforce through proper training and compensation for caregivers. Oriana is determined to rebuild the village and community that Detroiters are missing.

This event is presented in partnership with Michigan United and held in conjunction with the Stamps Gallery exhibition Marisa Morán Jahn: The Mighty and the Mythic.

Please RSVP to reserve your place for this free event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/careforce-one-travelogues-film-screening-and-discussion-tickets-54412471166
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When and Where

Stamps Gallery, 201 S. Division Street, Ann Arbor MI 48104

January 2019

1:00pm - 3:00pm

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