Joy Zarembka is the associate director for the Institute. She was formerly director of the Break the Chain Campaign, a coalition of legal and social service agencies, ethnically based organizations, social action groups and individuals devoted to protecting the rights of the migrant domestic working community. The Campaign has primarily focused on domestic workers who have entered the United States through a special visa program that grants international bureaucrats and diplomats the privilege of bringing hired help in from overseas. Most of these domestic workers are poor women from developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America who enter the United States on temporary A-3 or G-5 visas.
Joy M. Zarembka was "born, bred and buttered" in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree from Haverford College and Master's degree from Yale University in International Relations. As a Student Professor at Haverford, she designed and taught the advanced-level course, "Sociology of Knowledge." Before coming to the Campaign, Joy had traveled to Burundi - a small country in Central Africa currently experiencing civil war - to conduct conflict resolution workshops between different ethnic groups there, while participating in a project to reconstruct a destroyed guesthouse. Joy has traveled widely throughout Eastern and Southern Africa.
In February 2002, Joy was named one of the Women's Information Networks's Young Women of Achievement for the year.
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