The Chicago Coalition of Household Workers/Latino Union and the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum will co-host a conversation with Ai-Jen Poo, visionary labor leader and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Ms. Poo will talk about her work organizing domestic workers across the country and will discuss the Illinois Domestic Worker Bill of Rights with Senator Ira Silverstein, the sponsor of this groundbreaking piece of legislation and a local domestic worker from Chicago Coalition for Household Workers.
Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, 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, DWU helped organize the first national domestic workers convening, out of which formed the NDWA. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and the National Council on Aging. Among Ai-jen’s numerous accolades are the Ms. Foundation Woman of Vision Award, the Independent Sector American Express NGen Leadership Award, Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list, and TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.
This event is generously supported and co-sponsored by The Public Square, African American Cultural Center, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center, Rafael Cintron-Ortiz Latino Cultural Center, Women’s Leadership and Resource Center, and the Institute for the Humanities at UIC.
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