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The Help




Actress Emma Stone attends the premiere of The Help.
Actress Emma Stone attends the premiere of The Help.
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The release of the new movie “The Help” highlights the relationships between domestic workers and their employers. In the book by Kathryn Stockett that the movie is based on, these relationships are extremely complex, tinged with racial prejudice, and fraught with abuse - but also tender, rich, and multi-faceted. Whether your experience is that of an employer or an employee, the relationship between the two has the potential for being deep and close, especially if the employee spends great deal of time in the home. If you have had powerful relationships of this kind, share your experiences on the program. Have you been in an employee-employer relationship yourself? Did your parents or grandparents have help that you bonded with as a child? How have these relationships shaped and changed your life?