From TEDx Middlebury, 2013.
From the TEDxTalks YouTube channel:
Ai-jen Poo highlights the problem that, as a country, the United States does not care for those who take care of others. Warning that the rapidly aging population of the US will require more domestic workers, Ai-Jen envisions a county in which caregivers get the support they need.
Ai-jen Poo is the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), the leading organization working to build power, respect, and fair labor standards for the 2.5 million nannies, housekeepers and elderly caregivers in the U.S. She began organizing immigrant women workers in 1996 as the Women Workers Project organizer at CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities in New York City. In 2000, she co-founded Domestic Workers United (DWU), a city-wide, multiracial organization of domestic workers. DWU led the way to the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010, historic legislation that extends basic labor protections to over 200,000 domestic workers in New York State. In 2012, Ai-jen was named on Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list and on the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. Her work has been profiled in multiple publications, including The Nation, Ms. Magazine, and The New York Times.