April 19th: Anne Calef/Boston Indicators

Please RSVP here for our Boston Bridge Meeting on Wednesday, April 19th at 6pm.

This month, we’ll hear from Anne Kiyono Calef, Research Manager at Boston Indicators, where she’s worked on topics ranging from housing and land use to labor markets and care work. She recently completed a Master of City Planning degree from MIT where she studied equitable economic and community development. Prior to MIT, she worked as a public school teacher for six years. Anne holds a Master’s degree in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Asian American Studies from Pomona College.

With the steady aging of our population, care jobs are among the fastest growing in our economy. These jobs are staffed predominantly by immigrant women and women of color, so despite their societal importance, racial prejudice and gender discrimination have led to a systematic devaluation of this sort of labor. In their recent paper, “Care Work in Massachusetts: A Call for Racial & Economic Justice for a Neglected Sector,” Boston Indicators and SkillWorks provide a demographic profile of care workers in Massachusetts and pair that with a job quality analysis for a few key subsectors.

We hope you’ll join us!

If you have trouble day of, please email us at info@bostonbridge.org

Directions to the Sloan School can be found on the homepage of our website (bostonbridge.org). We will meet on the 5th floor in Room 550.

Parking is available after 5PM for MIT affiliates in the Amherst Street E51 lot. Paid garage parking is available in the Hayward and Sloan garages.