Film Screening – CareForce One Travelogues

Artist Talk, Film Screening, Screening

Film Screening – CareForce One Travelogues

Tue, Apr 24, 2018 6:00 pm-7:30 pm Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Artist Talk, Film Screening, Screening Tue, Apr 24, 2018
6:00 pm-7:30 pm Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Join us for the New England premiere of the Sundance-supported docuseries CareForce One Travelogues (ITVS/PBS Indie Lens Storycast) followed by a lively program about care with artists, thinkers, filmmakers, legal experts, and public health advocates. The creative development of CareForce One was supported in part by Northeastern University.
A humorous and touching road tale, the CareForce One Travelogues features the artist Marisa Morán Jahn, her son Choco, and their buddy Anjum Asharia as they travel from their homes in NYC to Miami in a fifty-year old station wagon, the CareForce One. Meeting up with nannies, housekeepers, caregivers, and allies along the way, this series explores how care intersects with some of today’s most pressing issues — immigration, the legacies of slavery, racial discrimination, and more. The series is part of the CareForce, a public art project that amplifies the voices of America’s fastest growing workforce, caregivers.
Supporters: Fledgling Fund, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance Institute New Frontier, Rockefeller Foundation, Franklin Furnace, MAP Fund, Wave Farm regrant program through the New York State Media Assistance Fund, Asian American Women’s Giving Circle of the Ms. Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Northeastern University School of Law, NuLawLab, MIT Open Doc Lab. 



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Sheila Leddy

Executive Director, Fledgling Fund

Sheila Leddy is the Executive Director of The Fledgling Fund. Leddy has worked with the fund since its founding, where she’s been integral to the development of the organization’s overall strategy, collaborating with President and Founder Diana Barrett and their Board of Directors. She plays a key leadership role in developing grant guidelines, reviewing and developing projects, and assessing their potential to advance Fledgling’s mission.

Natalicia Tracy, PhD

Executive Director, Brazilian Worker Center; Lecturer in Sociology, Boston University; Vice President, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Natalicia Tracy has been the Executive Director of the Brazilian Immigrant Center in Boston, Massachusetts since spring 2010. Under her leadership, the 17-year old organization has renewed itself and has extended its traditional mission as a workers’ center to encompass a major new domestic worker organizing initiative, with the goal of winning a new Domestic Worker Bill of Rights for Massachusetts. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at Boston University, studying “Immigration Policy and Mixed-Status Families: A Comparative Study of Brazilian Immigrants in the Metropolitan Areas of Boston, Massachusetts, and Lisbon, Portugal.”

Marisa Morán Jahn

Artist, Lecturer, MIT Art Culture Technology, Founder, Studio REV

An artist, filmmaker, and educator of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent,Marisa Morán Jahn founded Studio REV-, a non-profit organization whose public art and creative media with low-wage workers, immigrants, and teens has been reviewed in The New York Times, Art Forum, BBC; showcased at The White House, Museum of Modern Art, PBS; and awarded grants from Creative Capital, Tribeca Film Institute, Sundance, NEA, and more. She has taught at Columbia University Teacher’s College, The New School, American Museum of Natural History, and currently at MIT’s Department of Art, Culture, and Technology (her alma mater).

Palak Shaw

Social Innovations Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance

Palak leads NDWA’s experimental and market-based approaches to improve working conditions, services and employment opportunities for domestic workers.

Most recently, Palak served as a leader at Wellmont Health System, an 8 hospital health system in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Palak developed the health care system’s strategic responses to the Affordable Care Act and the rapidly changing healthcare environment. Palak was previously a member of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s Administration, serving as a member of the governor’s budget team and then as the Commonwealth’s Deputy Director of Performance Management. Palak previously worked in the private sector as a management consultant at Accenture’s strategy practice.

Palak is a graduate of the well-known training academy at the Bus Riders Union in Los Angeles. She has worked at Political Research Associates, Oakland Rising, and Generation Five. In 1996, Palak co-founded VISIONS Worldwide, an internationally-recognized NGO focused on the HIV/AIDS crisis in India.

Palak received a dual degree in Political Science and Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University. She received a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was awarded the prestigious Public Service Fellowship and Presidential Scholarship.

Emily A. Spieler

Hadley Professor of Law, Northeastern School of Law

Professor Spieler, an expert in labor and employment law, is the Edwin W. Hadley Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law. From 2002 until 2012, she served as dean of the School of Law. 

Professor Spieler currently serves as chair of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee, a federal advisory committee to the Secretary of Labor, and as chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Institute for Work and Health in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. During the winter of 2008-2009, she served on President Obama’s transition team for the Department of Labor. She has also served on the National Academy of Social Insurance Steering Committee on Workers’ Compensation; on the National Academies Committee on Health and Safety Needs of Older Workers; and as chair of the US Department of Energy Worker Advocacy Advisory Committee regarding implementation of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000.

Professor Spieler is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and fellow and member of the board of governors of the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. Prior to coming to Northeastern she practiced law in both Massachusetts and West Virginia, held several senior positions in West Virginia state government and was a member of the faculty at the West Virginia University College of Law.