Boomer Generation Radio 7/14/2015: Ai-jen Poo, Organizing Home Health Care Workers

On the July 14 episode of Boomer Generation Radio, Rabbi Address welcomes Ai-jen Poo, (@aijenpoo on Twitter) Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign.

About the Guest

Ai-jen Poo
Ai-jen Poo

Ai-jen Poo is a 2014 MacArthur fellow and a Time 100 world’s most influential people. She has organized immigrant women workers since 1996. I 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, together with 11 other organizations, DWU helped to launch the National Domestic Workers Alliance. In 2011, in response to the growing call for domestic workers who were hired as nannies and housekeepers to provide home care for their employers’ aging relatives, Ai-jen facilitated the launch of Caring Across Generations to address two of the major social issues of our time: chronic unemployment and the need for care for the nation’s expanding aging population. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, and the National Council on Aging. She is a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, one of’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders, and author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. You can follow her on Twitter at @aijenpoo.

Boomer Generation Radio is sponsored in part by Kendal Corporation, a Quaker-based provider of continuing care retirement communities in the Northeast and Midwest, airs on WWDB-AM 860 every Tuesday at 10 a.m., and features news and conversation aimed at Baby Boomers and the issues facing them as members of what Rabbi Address calls “the club sandwich generation.” You can hear the show live on AM 860, or streamed live from the WWDB website.


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