Exclusive Right to File a Complaint

This post is a bit late coming but the events have stayed on my mind since March. Actually, this day, March 7, 2013 marks the day that has been one of the most influential for me to start understanding how powerless it can feel for domestic helpers when the structure is set up in such a way that excludes them from the space to actualize their agency. The day (March 7) I accompanied a domestic helper to magistrate court was the day I realized that indeed, structural inaccess is real, and it is discouraging, and I was for the first time on the losing side of the battle to be counted.

Unveiling New CARE Logo

The CARE logo has been redesigned to better reflect the ethos of the research lab.

New CARE Logo

Most sharp edges have been rounded off to soften the look of the logo. The largest change however, is to the CCA symbol. While it still retains its three centrally-directed arrows (each representing culture, structure, and agency), they’ve also been made to look like individuals raising their arms, either in protest or in freedom. This new symbol illustrates the performance of struggle and agency in the everyday lives of marginalized communities. It also reminds us that emancipatory social change research and activism have to directed from the inside-out.