The Emotional Labor Union
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The ELU brings people together in real life who prioritize being intentional and carving out time and space to devote to knowing themselves and others better. This is a group that provides love, support and where no question or opinion is off-limits.

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The Emotional Labor Union: Fathers & Daughters
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

The Emotional Labor Union: Fathers & Daughters

The societal structure in which we live is essentially a mass generalization of the father daughter relationship. It almost feels like the idolization of the father figure has yet to be challenged by feminism. I dare you to google "Father-daughter relationship" and just take a gander at the first five entries. 

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The Emotional Labor Union: Gender Pay Gap
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Emotional Labor Union: Gender Pay Gap

The wage gap has stagnated since 2007 and, on average, the gap in earnings translates to about $10,086 each year, leaving women and their families shortchanged and stressed out. While the enforcement of the Equal Pay Act, civil rights laws, and access to reproductive health care have helped chip away at the wage gap, it’s essential that we continue to demand equal pay for equal work.

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The Emotional Labor Union: Motherhood
Apr
17
7:00 PM19:00

The Emotional Labor Union: Motherhood

Like so many decisions in a woman's life, the decision to have children is a double-edged sword. Women who decide not to have children can be seen as selfish or 'defying God's will.' After childbirth or adoption women in the US have no right to maternity leave. Not to mention the disproportionate amount of work women do in regards to child-rearing.

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The Emotional Labor Union: The Commodification of Feminism
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Emotional Labor Union: The Commodification of Feminism

Feminism is a lens through which to view the world. Critical thinking is key. Now that the movement is officially 'cool' we've seen a shift from the political to a persuasive tactic to get us to consume more products. Some argue that feminism has been co-opted to be a qualifier signalling to the consumer that a product will empower them.

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The Emotional Labor Union: Female Friendship
Feb
12
7:00 PM19:00

The Emotional Labor Union: Female Friendship

Friendships are one of the most worthwhile things in the world - something we all strive to have in our lives. But many women would agree that friendships with other women can sometimes be well...tricky. Let's dissect how and why cattiness, jealousy and other negatives come into play where female friendships are concerned.

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The Emotional Labor Union: #metoo
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

The Emotional Labor Union: #metoo

The explosion of #metoo in October 2017 is changing everything. Or at least it feels like it has. There's a renewed hope in the air that sexual harassment and assault will become a thing of the past. That women - by speaking out - may finally be able to assert autonomy over their own bodies. Whether you participated online in #metoo or behind closed doors with close friends - we all have stories.

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The Emotional Labor Union: Domesticity
Dec
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Emotional Labor Union: Domesticity

Society has long since decided domestic labor is women's work. But do you like to bake? Do you enjoy having a dance party or listening to podcasts as you clean? Do you feel a sense of satisfaction in taking care of your home and the ones you love?  How do we reconcile that which we love with the idea that it may be the same thing that holds us back? Come let your voice be heard and feel supported by a wonderful community of intelligent women! As always there will be wine, snacks, and women with voices and opinions.

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The Emotional Labor Union
Sep
19
7:00 PM19:00

The Emotional Labor Union

The Emotional Labor Union is an open forum for discussing our shared experiences of emotional labor. Come, sip some wine, share your experience, or just listen & make connections with like-minded people. We welcome all ages and orientations that identify as female.

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