GO Month Event (open to public)
Emotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work Is Never Done and What To Do About It
Join NAPO MN in a virtual event on Monday, January 10 at 7 pm CST to hear more from the authors of the new book, Emotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work is Never Done and What To Do About It.
Emotional labor is the unseen, unnoticed, unwaged, unwritten, unanticipated work women do at home; from matching kid’s socks to planning family meals, organizing holiday dinners, remembering to buy the ketchup, and coping with everyone at home during a pandemic. The mental weight and the work of emotional labor are never-ending. The breakthrough of Emotional Labor: Why A Woman’s Work is Never Done and What To Do About It is that it puts a big, bright red bow on emotional labor and makes it visible by calling it what it is: Work. It is work that does not wear a skirt, or lipstick, or a bra. Yet even now, the mother-load falls on the shoulders of millions of women. This antiquated construct has no place in modern society.
Dr. Regina Lark, a feminist historian and professional organizer is joined in collaboration with industry-thought leader Judith Kolberg, to disrupt the narrative and give emotional labor the respect it deserves as work that is driven by executive function and not gender and essential to a well-functioning home, family coherence, order, and happiness. Emotional Labor advocates for a more equitable sharing of household work and emotional labor. Lark and Kolberg provide tools and exercises to promote equity including on-going dynamic dialogues, a brand of delegating that directly eases emotional labor and advocacy for social action to address women’s equality.
This is an event you don’t want to miss! Several copies of their signed new book will be raffled off to attendees.
All registrants will have access to a temporary link to the recording of the presentation which will be emailed after the event.
NAPO National Members: $30
General Public: $40