“In the work of organizing we always say that a victory isn't a victory if no one feels it’s theirs. And if you want change, you have to first envision it, and then name it to summon it into existence.” —Ai-jen Poo
As part of SKIRTBALL TV, we welcome Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, to deliver a lecture on the theme, “Our Politics, Our Selves.” Poo will address her evolution as an organizer, the impact of the pandemic and uprisings for Black lives on her organization’s members, and the significance of the 2020 US elections. A conversation with immigrant rights lawyer Alina Das (NYU School of Law) follows.
Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. Hosted by NYU Skirball. Co-sponsored by the NYU Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives; NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation; NYU Center for Humanities; NYU Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service; and NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality.