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Pandemic, Solidarity and Community Care in Brazil

Solidarity campaigns in Brazil during the Covid-19 pandemic, which focused on essential needs like food and hygiene products, highlighted the critical role of collective efforts in providing care. Based on these experiences, this investigation aimed to contribute to the debate on community care in Latin America.

Racial health inequalities in Brazil and the United States through history

4 April 2024

Health, disease and race interacted in a very particular way in the medical thinking of Brazil and the United States at the turn of the 19th to the 20th century. Comparing the two cases can help us to better understand how the history of a racialized medical science was organized.

Nurturing Uncertainty: How Recuperation Retreats Foster Care Communities in Post-Meltdown Japan

4 April 2024

Recuperation retreats that have emerged following the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan stand as a powerful example of how experimental practices of care foster transformative communities in the midst of enduring uncertainty.

Child Care Manifesto

31 May 2024

What comes after consciousness raising for child care workers and the families who rely on them?

Automatic Healthcare? 

20 April 2024

Regulations on “ethical” AI may fail to address larger concerns about the automation of care.

On the Front Lines: The Work of Nurse Practitioners in US Healthcare

20 April 2024

The nursing profession has become one of many privatized responses to the shrinking of the US welfare state.

The New Pronatalism: Politics / Economics / Fertility / Care

4 April 2024

Restrictive policies around contraception and sexuality aim to increase the number of unplanned pregnancies, which will expand the near-term low-wage workforce of desperate parents.

Capital for the Kids 

4 April 2024

A quick look at small moves toward a guaranteed basic income for kids in the U.S. and Canada.

Demanding Care as a Human Right 

9 March 2024

Civil society weighs in on the Argentine government’s petition to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which will hear arguments in the case this week at the tribunal in San José, Costa Rica.

Working Papers Seminars

Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024: Reconsidering Communities of Care

11 October 2023

The experiment of sharing research continues. One or two presenters share original unpublished papers beforehand and two respondents offer insights and reflections. Working papers seminars series are open to the general public upon signing up. The events in February, April, and May are sponsored by CLACS

Women’s Collectives / Colectivos femeninos, May 3, 12-2 pm ET

8 August 2023

Eighth Working Papers Seminar Series 2023-2024 Communities of Care featuring Natalia Hernandez Fajardo and Eva María Villanueva Gutiérrez , with commentaries by C. Cielo and Holly Worthen