Ai-jen Poo: "Who Cares? Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America"


Ai-jen Poo

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Ted Constant Convocation Center - Big Blue Room

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President's Lecture Series; Friends of Women's Studies


Ai-jen Poo is the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign. She has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state's historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2007, together with 11 other organizations, DWU helped to launch the National Domestic Workers Alliance. In 2011, in response to the growing call for domestic workers initially hired as nannies and housekeepers to provide home care for their employers' aging relatives, she helped launch Caring Across Generations to address two of the major social issues of our time: widespread unemployment and the coming need for care for the nation's expanding population of aging residents. Ai-jen serves on the board of directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, and the National Council on Aging. She is a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, winner of a 2014 MacArthur Foundation fellowship, and most recently on's World's 50 Greatest Leaders list. Her book, "The Age of Dignity," was released in 2015.

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A DVD of this lecture is available in the Special Collections & University Archives Department of Old Dominion University Perry Library. Call #: LD4331.A57 2016c

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