The first lab project to engage law students on workers’ rights was our collaboration with Marisa Jahn of REV- and her Project NannyVan. Three upper level law students worked during Fall Quarter 2013 in a structured independent study with domestic workers organized by the Brazilian Immigrant Center (BIC), MIT Center for Civic Media students, and artists with REV- to collaboratively design the structure and initial content of the Domestic Worker App. We are happy to announce that the hotline will be going live on Nov. 5. 2016.
We will be having a launch party on Nov. 5th 2016 from 3-5pm. The event will be held in Boston at Northeastern University School of Law, 65 Forsyth Street, Room 230 in Dockser Hall. Stay posted for details about the call-in number.
The NuLawLab actively worked with BIC and REV- on a project plan and fundraising for the creation of Domestic Worker App episodes and informational materials dedicated to the Massachusetts Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, which was signed into law on July 2, 2014.
We are excited that this will be functional so that workers' can call in to the hotline to learn about their legal rights. The hotline will be available for Massachusetts on Nov. 5, 2016.