MacArthur ‘genius’ fellow, Time 100 award-winner to speak in Maine

MacArthur ‘genius’ fellow, Time 100 award-winner to speak in Maine

Ai-Jen Poo, head of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations will speak in South Portland on Thursday evening as part of the Maine People’s Alliance’s Rising Tide Dinner.

Poo has devoted her life to building a more caring America, where the work of caregivers is respected and valued. She spearheaded New York’s bill of rights for domestic workers and has received numerous awards for her advocacy, including being named one of Time’s 100 most influential people in 2012 and a 2014 MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship. She’s the author of The Age of Dignity.

The dinner begins at 6pm on Thursday, June 11th at Congregation Bet Ha’am in South Portland. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 797-0967.

Here’s a video with some background on her work, from the MacArthur Foundation:

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