AI-JEN POO: THE AGE OF DIGNITY: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America
Join us for a book talk with Ai-jen Poo and KPFA Radio 94.1 FM along with co-sponsorsBend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, California Domestic Workers Coalition, Caring Across Generations, Hand in Hand, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, National Domestic Workers Alliance, and PolicyLink.
Sunday, April 26, 7:30 PM
Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street #290
$12 advance tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1364365
Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-Director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, MacArthur ‘Genius’ Award winner Ai-jen Poo—one of Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women, one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader—offers fresh insight into how America can provide care to seniors in the oncoming elder boom in her powerful new book, The Age of Dignity.
We have more seniors in America today than at any time in history, and every day more than ten thousand people turn 65. By 2018, demand for home health care will increase by more than 90%. As a student volunteer working with immigrant women on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Ai-jen Poo saw every day just how little we value the largely female, often undocumented caregiving population. As a daughter and granddaughter, she saw exactly how crucial they had been in her own family. Interweaving her own personal stories with those of seniors and their lifelines, The Age of Dignity provides many surprisingly positive solutions to some of our most serious problems. She outlines a roadmap to our becoming a more caring nation, while addressing our fraying social net and the limited opportunities for women and immigrants in the workforce.
Angela Glover Blackwell is the Founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works®.
Mitch Jeserich is the producer and host of KPFA Radio 94.1 FM’s Letters and Politics Show.