Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Ai-jen Poo

Director | National Domestic Workers Alliance
Ai-jen Poo is Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the organization that spearheaded the passage of New York state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2012 Ai-jen was named to Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list and the Time 100 list.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Breaking Down the Racial Divide at Work: Tools and Stories that Inspire Action

In an era of job uncertainty, cut hours, and diminishing wages and benefits, it is increasingly important to have a unified social justice labor movement to combat racial and gender discrimination. This session will unveil Race Forward’s interactive visual and web-based tool that unifies frames and messaging on occupational segregation by race and gender, in collaboration with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), National Domestic Worker’s Alliance (NDWA) and Retail Action Project (RAP). ROC will also unveil their newest mobile app.

Speakers: Julia Sebastian, Jillian Medeiros, Ai-jen Poo, Ariel Jacobson, Sasha Hammad, Alicia Garza

Presentations from Facing Race 2012

Building a 21st Century Labor Movement

This panel will take a wide view look at what is required to build real and lasting worker power in this country. Panelists will address the ways in which labor organizing is growing and declining, discuss what we've learned from the last decade of work by community worker centers and labor unions and consider the effect of race and gender lenses on organizing strategy.

Speakers: Dorian Warren, Kim Fellner, Ai-jen Poo, Saket Soni, James Thindwa