The 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.
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.
Das, an immigrant rights activist, is the co-director of the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic and the author of No Justice in the Shadows: How America Criminalizes Immigrants (Bold Type Books, 2020). She is the recipient of numerous awards for advocacy and teaching, including the Immigrant Defense Project Champion of Justice Award, the Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law, and the New York State Youth Leadership Council Outstanding Attorney Award, among other honors.
The lecture is presented by NYU’s Asian/Pacific/American Institute and hosted by NYU Skirball, with co-sponsorship support from the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives; NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; NYU Center for Humanities; NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; and NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality.