The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice at the University of Texas at Austin, in partnership with Houston’s Rothko Chapel, will host the third annual Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice, and Human Rights on October 19, 2017. Activist and author Ai-Jen Poo will present a lecture entitled “Immigration and the Future of American Families,” with an introduction by Raj Patel, research professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs. The event is free and open to the public.
Poo is an award-winning labor organizer and social innovator, and a leading voice in domestic workers’ rights and family care advocacy. She is Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-Director of Caring Across Generations. She has been organizing immigrant women workers for over two decades, forging pathways to sustainable quality jobs for the caregiving workforce and to affordable care for the nation’s aging population. Poo is the author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder boom in Changing America. Her numerous accolades include recognition as one of Fortune.com’s World’s 50 Greatest Leaders (2015), a MacArther Foundation “genius” fellow (2014), a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader (2013), and one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World (2012).
Thursday, October 19 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm
School of Law, TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
727 East Dean Keeton Street, Austin, TX 78705