Single mother and organizer Clarissa Doutherd is building a powerful coalition of parents. They’re fighting for child care and early education funds, desperately needed by low and middle-income parents and children across the United States.
Single mother and organizer Clarissa Doutherd is building a powerful coalition of parents. They’re fighting for child care and early education funds, desperately needed by low and middle-income parents and children across the United States. Driven by her own experience losing child care and becoming unhoused with her infant son, Xavier, she seems to be everywhere at once - at hearings, election rooms, and rallies from Oakland, California to Washington, DC. But juggling this work with raising her son pushes Clarissa into a personal health crisis far too common among stressed, working mothers, especially women of color. When the lockdown pushes more families into desperate circumstances, Clarissa and her coalition redouble their efforts, with the stakes higher than ever. Clarissa’s Battle gives us insight into an erupting movement, as communities across the country follow Clarissa’s successes, setbacks and indomitable resilience.
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Childcare Offering / Cuidado Infantil, San Diego:
Credentialed child care providers will be on-site at MOPA to provide childcare free of charge to audience members who are attending the Clarissa's Battle event between the hours of 6:30pm-9pm. The providers will be able to accommodate up to a total of 15 children who are potty trained up to 13 years old. Please fill out the form on this link to register for child care. If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com
IMPORTANT: you will be asked to sign a waiver upon drop-off.
Proveedores de cuidado infantil acreditados estarán disponible en MOPA para cuidar a sus hijos sin costo a miembros de la audiencia que asistirán a la presentación de película Clarissa's Battle entre las horas de 6:30pm - 9:00pm. Los proveedores acomodaran hasta 15 niños que no usan pañales hasta la edad de 13. Favor de llenar la forma en este link para registrar para cuidado de niño. Si tiene alguna pregunta, favor de mandar un correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANTE: se pedirá firmar una exención cuando entrega a su hijo.
Childcare during the film screening is being provided by Parent Voices California, on the Museum premises. HRW assumes no liability or responsibility for such childcare. HRW is solely responsible for the screening of the Festival’s films.
Special thanks to the San Diego Foundation for directly funding the film team to cover the free childcare offering at this event and to pay the care providers a thriving wage.
“When we build from the ground up, from the grassroots up, when we include seniors, when we include monolingual Spanish speakers, when we include everybody from the community to come and campaign and fight for justice for our children, then that's how we win."
- Clarissa Doutherd, Film Participant, Clarissa’s Battle