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2017 Global Carework Summit

The Carework Network organized a three-day conference that brought together carework researchers from across disciplines and across the globe. Thank you to all who participated!

Program

Get your first look at our program (pdf)

Thursday, June 1
2 - 4 p.m. Walking Tour of Lowell  Meet at ICC
5 - 8 p.m. Welcome Reception/Keynote  United Teen Equality Center
Friday, June 2
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10 - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.  Concurrent Sessions
12:45 - 2 p.m. Lunch Junior Ballroom
2 - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
5 - 6:30 p.m. Keynote Address
7 - 9 p.m. Optional Dine-Arounds
Saturday, June 3
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10 - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:45 - 2 p.m. Lunch Junior Ballroom
2 - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
5 - 6:30 p.m. Keynote Panel Junior Ballroom

Keynote Speakers

Nancy Folbre

Nancy Folbre is Director of the Program on Gender and Care Work at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Senior Fellow of the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College.

Her research explores the interface between political economy and feminist theory, with a particular emphasis on the value of unpaid care work.

In addition to numerous articles published in academic journals, she is the editor of "For Love and Money: Care Work in the U.S." (Russell Sage, 2012), and the author of "Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas" (Oxford, 2009), "Valuing Children: Rethinking the Economics of the Family" (Harvard, 2008), and "The Invisible Heart: Economics and Family Values" (New Press, 2001). She has also written widely for a popular audience, including contributions to the New York Times Economix blog, The Nation, and the American Prospect.

Shahra Razavi

Shahra Razavi is the Chief of the Research & Data Section at UN Women, where she is research director of UN Women’s flagship report, Progress of the World’s Women. She specializes in the gender dimensions of development, with a particular focus on work, social policy and care.

Her recent publications include "Seen, Heard and Counted: Rethinking Care in a Development Context" (special issue of Development and Change, 2011), "Underpaid and Overworked: A Cross-national Perspective on Care Workers" (with Silke Staab, special issue of International Labour Review, 2010), and "The Gendered Impacts of Liberalization: Towards ‘Embedded Liberalism’" (2009, Routledge, New York).

Prior to joining UN Women Shahra was a senior researcher at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), and Visiting Professor at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies at Universities of Bern and Fribourg. Shahra received her Bachelors in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and her Masters and Doctorate (D.Phil.) in Agricultural Economics from Oxford University.

Accommodations & Travel

LODGING INFORMATION

UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (ICC)
50 Warren Street 
Lowell MA 01852
978-934-6920

To reserve your room call 978-934-6920 and ask for in-house reservations. Inform the ICC staff that you are attending the Global Carework Summit. The group rate is $99.00 (not including taxes).

Reserve your room by May 2, 2017 to benefit from the reserved room block (the earlier the better).

The overflow hotel is the Marriott Courtyard Boston Lowell / Chelmsford (30 Industrial Avenue East, Lowell MA, 01852).

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Getting to Lowell from Logan Airport

At Logan Airport, you can take the BLUE LINE to GOVERNMENT CENTER. From GOVERNMENT CENTER switch onto the GREEN LINE. You will head towards LECHMERE, but pass Haymarket station and get off at NORTH STATION. At North Station, walk upstairs into the Boston Garden and get onto the Commuter Rail – LOWELL LINE. If you walk to a teller and purchase a ticket, it is a few dollars cheaper than purchasing a ticket on the train. Once at the Lowell Commuter Rail Station, (101 Thorndike Street, Lowell, MA 01852) You can take a taxi/uber/lyft to the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852) Luna Taxi is a Lowell Taxi service. 

If you do not wish to use public transportation, you can take a taxi from Logan or take an Axis Coach from Logan.

Getting to Lowell from Manchester

You can take an Axis Coach from Manchester to Lowell. Go to the link provided, and click on “Schedule a pickup for Manchester Airport.”

Getting to Lowell from New York

From New York Penn Station, you can get on an Amtrak to Boston’s South Station. From South Station, get onto the RED LINE. At DOWNTOWN CROSSING switch onto the ORANGE LINE. Get off at NORTH STATION. At North Station, walk upstairs into the Boston Garden and get onto the Commuter Rail – LOWELL LINE. If you walk to a teller and purchase a ticket, it is a few dollars cheaper than purchasing a ticket on the train. Once at the Lowell Commuter Rail Station, (101 Thorndike Street, Lowell, MA 01852) You can take a taxi / uber / lyft to the UMass Lowell Inn & Conference Center (50 Warren Street, Lowell, MA 01852) Luna Taxi is a Lowell Taxi service.

Note: Tickets for the subway are $2.75 a ride if you buy a ticket at a terminal, or $2.25 if you load money onto a CharlieCard. When you enter the subway, you will be able to purchase a paper ticket, or ask a teller for a hard plastic Charlie card. It is reloadable, and costs less per ride.

Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors ($1000+)

  • Rollins College
  • Touro College Graduate School of Social Work

Gold Sponsors ($500-999)

  • The Gerontology Institute at Georgia State University
  • Adelphi University

Silver Sponsors ($250-499)

  • Center for Asian American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Labor Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Additional financial support provided by UMass Lowell’s College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation.

Group Work

These links will take you to forms where you can enter the notes from your lunchtime discussions.

After the conference members of the steering committee, and any of you who want to sign on, will edit the statement and send it to all conference participants for review. We will publish the statement, along with a summary of the conference, in the new international journal called International Journal of Care and Caring.

Submit your Friday Lunchtime Discussion notes.

Submit your Saturday Lunchtime Discussion notes.

Questions?

Questions about the Global Summit may be directed to carework.network@gmail.com.

Note: if you are interested in reduced registration in exchange for volunteering at the conference, please email Amy Armenia.