New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute will present “SKIRBALL TV: Ai-jen Poo,” a virtual lecture by Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, on Wed., March 17, 6-7 p.m. EST.
The event, part of the NYU SKIRBALL TV series, will include a post-lecture discussion moderated by NYU School of Law Professor Alina Das, an immigrant rights attorney.
“SKIRBALL TV: Ai-jen Poo” is free and open to the public; registration is required at the event’s website. Zoom coordinates will be sent to attendees prior to the event.
Ai-jen Poo, a next-generation labor leader, award-winning organizer, author, and a leading voice in the women’s movement, will address her evolution as an organizer, the impact of the pandemic and uprisings for Black lives on her organization’s members, and the significance of the 2020 US elections—topics aligned with the Asian/Pacific/American Institute’s “Our Politics, Our Selves” 2020-21 programming theme.
Poo, director of Caring Across Generations, co-founder of SuperMajority, and trustee of the Ford Foundation, is a nationally recognized expert on elder and family care, the future of work, gender equality, immigration, narrative change, and grassroots organizing. She is the author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America (The New Press, 2016). Together with Alicia Garza, Poo co-hosts the podcast, Sunstorm. Poo has been named to Fortune’s 50 World’s Greatest Leaders and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and she has been the recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Grant, among other awards.