Georgia Tech Welcomes 2014 MacArthur Fellow Ai-jen Poo

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    • Wednesday February 18, 2015
      3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
  • Location: LeCraw Auditorium, Scheller College of Business
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Summaries

Summary Sentence: "The Future of Elder Care in a Changing America"

Full Summary: Activist, organizer, and movement-builder for social change, Ai-jen Poo's compelling vision of the value of home-based care work is transforming the landscape of working conditions and labor standards for millions of domestic workers

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2014 MacArthur award winner Ai-jen Poo will talk about the challenge of elder care in an aging America and the social and policy changes needed to enable all people to age with dignity, independence, and choice. Her talk is part of the IMPACT Speakers Series and is free and open to the public.

Ai-jen Poo,  director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, is a activist, organizer, and movement-builder for social change whose compelling vision of the value of home-based care work is transforming the landscape of working conditions and labor standards for millions of domestic workers – housekeepers, nannies, caregivers for the elderly or disabled – in the United States today who are excluded from most federal and state laws.  Combining a deep understanding of the complex tangle of human relations around domestic work with keen strategic skills, Ai-jen Poo has created a vibrant worker-led movement and spearheaded successful legislative campaigns.

Ai-jen Poo’s visit to Georgia Tech is supported by the College of Architecture, the College of Computing, the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Office of Undergraduate Education, Computing for Good, and Serve•Learn•Sustain, Georgia Tech’s new initiative for community engagement and sustainability.

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General, College of Design, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Green Buzz, Honors Program, College of Computing Events

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Undergraduate students, Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students
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Seminar/Lecture/Colloquium
Keywords
serve•learn•sustain
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  • Created By: Michael Hagearty
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Feb 9, 2015 - 5:11am
  • Last Updated: Apr 13, 2017 - 5:20pm