How have the crises of care and climate change been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic? In this session we will examine the role of care in creating a sustainable society founded in climate justice. We will address how existing narratives around ‘green jobs’ and a ‘ just recovery’ tend to focus on manual labour and overlook care work, exposing the role of gender in how labour is categorised and valued.
Catherine Rottenberg is Associate Professor in the Department of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Nottingham. She is also member of the Care Collective which has written The Care Manifesto (available September 22, 2020 from Verso).
Veronica Deutsch is director and co-founder of the Nanny Solidarity Network, which is currently working to formalise a union branch for nannies with the IWGB. Veronica is also involved with the Fight 4 Childcare campaign.
Nina López, originally from Argentina, is joint coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike. She contributed to and edited Some Mother’s Daughter: The Hidden Movement of Prostitute Women Against Violence (1998); Creating a Caring Economy: Nora Castañeda and the Women’s Development Bank of Venezuela (2006); The Perspective of Caring (2016). She is a contributor to the Green New Deal for Europe which proposes a Care Income as key to climate justice.