October 26, 2020
CPS partner organization An Economy of Our Own is hosting The Invisible Woman panel on October 27, 2020, 8-9pm Eastern Time. Riane Eisler will join fellow panelists Khara Jabola-Carolus, Patti Maciecz, and Martha Collins.
The work women do is mostly underpaid, always undervalued, and frequently invisible. That won’t change till we change the way we value women’s contributions, paid or unpaid. Our society values what we count and measure. Advocates for a Caring Economy insist we count and value how caring makes the world go around.
Riane Eisler (feminist ROCK STAR and Caring Economy enthusiast who wrote The Chalice and the Blade and The Real Wealth of Nations) will connect the links between the invisibility of care work, women’s discounted paychecks for care work, and what the pandemic has helped us see more clearly: all our work at home we’re expected to do for free. Khara Jabola-Carolus of Hawaii’s Commission on Women will report on her state’s The Feminist Post-Covid Economic Recovery Plan). Artist Patti Maciecz has created an invoice for all that invisible work and value. She calls it “Bill the Patriarchy”, part of her Invisible Labor Union. Martha Collins from the Milwaukee area food bank will bring the perspective of single moms who are doing it all, and often facing poverty.
An Economy of Our Own believes women can build an entire economy of their own—one that values our diversity, is driven by women’s ideas and leadership, and wages life, not war. No more business as usual!