Join Charis in welcoming Ai-Jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Worker's Alliance, as she presents her book The Age of Dignity. About Ai-Jen Poo: 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. As Co-director of Caring Across Generations, Ai-jen leads a movement that is inspiring thousands of careworkers, parents, grandparents, grandchildren, and lawmakers to work together to ensure that all people can mature in this country with dignity, security and independence. About The Age of Dignity: By 2035, the number of Americans over the age of eighty-five will more than double to 11.5 million. Americans are living longer than ever before, a massive shift that calls into question our ability to care for our families and support our loved ones to age with dignity. And that question touches each of us. Against this backdrop,The Age of Dignity offers specific, sustainable solutions for transforming the inadequate and out-of-date system of long-term care in America today. Through recent research and personal stories, Ai-jen Poo describes the mounting pressures facing a growing majority of American families. She also puts forth a compelling plan, drawn from hundreds of successful experiments across the country that will not only benefit families and workers and their ability to form strong relationships of care, but will also generate millions of new jobs and breathe new life into our national ideals of independence, fairness, and dignity. NDWA Atlanta Chapter Info: The National Domestic Workers Alliance is thrilled to be building a growing chapter of African American domestic workers in Atlanta. NDWA was founded in Atlanta in 2007, and Atlanta has been home to the domesticworker’s movement that we are building on – from the Atlanta washerwomen’s strike of 1881, led by the Washing Society; to the Atlanta-based National Domestic Workers Union of America in the 1960s and 70s led by Dorothy Bolden. We are excited and proud to deepen our organizing effort in Atlanta and the South! You can read more about our work at http://www.domesticworkers.org/atlanta. This is a Charis Circle Urban Sustainability and Wellness Event and the suggested donation is $5 but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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