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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 ELU LBC: What is emotional labor?

  • Work Evolution 235 East Broadway ##800 Long Beach CA (map)
I ask my father to read an article about male entitlement and emotional labor. ‘Can you just tell me what it says?’ he says.
— Martha Grover, The End of My Career
ELU LBC

Do you find yourself emotionally drained professionally, personally, politically...we could keep the list going.

The Emotional Labor Union is an open forum for discussing our shared experiences of emotional labor. We meet most months to discuss specific topics that may resonate with female-identifying individuals. We welcome all ages and orientations in a safe space where we can talk about issues or topics that can be triggering for some.

We include wine, non-alcoholic beverages, plus snacks and treats to create a casual space for open conversations.

Together we'll discuss:

  • What does emotional labor mean?

  • How does the topic resonate with you in daily life/activities?

  • Ways this community can support you.

  • Effective self-care practices and “punching out” when labor time is over.

As always there will be wine, snacks and a good time!*

The ELU LBC is the newest branch of the original Emotional Labor Union, based in Washington, DC.

The Emotional Labor Union is a monthly feminist discussion group that welcomes everyone. This event costs money because we believe in the fair compensation of women's labor. If the cost is prohibitive to you please email theeludc@gmail.com. We'd like this event to be accessible to everyone.

The mission of The Emotional Labor Union is to amplify the voices and experiences of women through curated feminist topics - empowering them to get clarity on their viewpoints, speak with confidence and arm themselves against societal pressures.

The 4 Values of the ELU:

  1. Voices as power: The ELU is a safe space and a platform to talk about your experiences. Devoting time to critical thinking and in-person interaction empowers us to sharpen our speaking skills and define the source of our feelings as well as reminds us we have voices that deserve to be heard.

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

  3. Strength in numbers: The more time we spend having invigorating in-person discussions, finding common ground with others, and cementing how we feel about topics that affect us, the more powerful we become both individually and collectively.

  4. Feminism as Self-Care: Members of the ELU practice prioritizing themselves by devoting time to pursuing their interests and their $ by supporting causes they think are worthwhile. The ELU gives everyone a nourishing and energizing experience that allows you to find your own voice on matters that are important to you.

* This event will be recorded and potentially made into a podcast. All participants will have an opportunity to remain anonymous if they so choose.

Earlier Event: February 5
The ELU: Mental Health
Later Event: March 19
The ELU: Feminine Power