Join us for the inaugural Grace Lee Boggs ‘35 Lecture, “The Only Way To Survive Is By Taking Care of One Another: Reflections on Care Work,” given by keynote speaker Ai-jen Poo, President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, followed by a conversation with Premilla Nadasen, Professor of History and co-Director of the Barnard Center for Research On Women.
The conversation will take place from 4:30-5:30 p.m., followed by a reception from 5:30-6:00 p.m.
Note: This event is in-person only. Please review our COVID safety guidelines.
About the Speakers
Ai-jen Poo is a next-generation labor leader, award-winning organizer, author, and a leading voice in the women’s movement. As President of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Director of Caring Across Generations, Co-Founder of SuperMajority and Trustee of the Ford Foundation, Ai-jen 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 celebrated book, The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America.
Premilla Nadasen has published extensively on the multiple meanings of feminism, alternative labor movements, and grass-roots community organizing and is most interested in visions of social change, and the ways in which poor and working-class women of color fought for social justice. Her most recent book, Household Workers Unite, examines how African American domestic workers in the U.S. strategically used storytelling to develop a political identity and through their organizing reshaped the landscape of labor organizing.
This event is free and open to all. RSVP is preferred.
This event is in-person only. Please review our COVID safety guidelines.
(Wednesday) 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Oval, Diana Center Barnard College 117th and Broadway New York, NY 10027