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The Girl Talk: #TimesUp With Ai-jen Poo Edition at The Hideout

May 22, 2018 @ 6:30 pm

The Girl Talk: #TimesUp With Ai-jen Poo Edition at The Hideout
Tues 5/22 6:30PM | 21+ | $5

When Ai-jen Poo walked the red carpet at the Golden Globes alongside Meryl Streep earlier this year in a floor-length black gown, you could have easily mistaken her for a celebrity. But Ai-jen is no movie star––she’s the director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and she was on the carpet to call attention to the fight that domestic workers have been waging for generations against harassment, assault and mistreatment in the workplace.

Domestic work is a field almost universally occupied by women women of color and immigrants. Thanks to NDWA and Ai-jen’s leadership, those women have been getting organized and demanding fair treatment.

On May 22, we’ll hear from Ai-jen, a champion for domestic workers, former MacArthur Foundation Genius and one of Time’s 100 most influential people about her work, the #TimesUp movement, and why domestic workers might just be the ones to destroy the patriarchy once and for all.

Open Captioning will be available. The Hideout is wheelchair accessible and has accessible restrooms. To request any other reasonable accommodations, please contact us at thegirltalkchi@gmail.com

What is The Girl Talk, you ask? It’s a monthly show on the fourth Tuesday of the month hosted by journalist Jen Sabella and public education warrior/CPS teacher Erika Wozniak Francis and produced by media strategist Joanna Klonsky and featuring influential Chicago women and gender nonconforming individuals fighting for social justice. All are welcome to take part in these important conversations.

Our Guest

Ai-jen Poo is the Co-founder and Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and the Co-Director of Caring Across Generations. She is an award-winning organizer, thought leader, and social innovator, and a leading voice in future of work and family care solutions.

As co-founder of the Domestic Workers United (DWU), a city-wide, multiracial organization of domestic workers, she 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 2011, Ai-jen co-created the national Caring Across Generations campaign to ensure access to affordable care for the nation’s aging population and access to quality jobs for the caregiving workforce.

Ms. Poo’s numerous accolades include recognition as a 2014 MacArthur Foundation “genius” fellow, a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and was named to TIME magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012, as well as Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list that same year.

In 2015 she was recognized as one of Fortune.com’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and the NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50 lists in 2015 and 2016. Her work has been featured in many publications, including Marie Claire, The New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, Jezebel, and CNN.com. She is author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America. Follow her on Twitter at @aijenpoo.


May 22, 2018
6:30 pm


The Girl Talk


Hideout Inn
1354 W. Wabansia
Chicago, IL 60642
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