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Ai-Jen Poo: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

Sunday, April 26, 2015
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth St
Oakland, CA 94607

Presented by: KPFA Radio 94.1FM, with co-sponsors Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, California Domestic Workers Coalition, Caring Across Generations, Hand in Hand, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, National Domestic Workers Alliance, PolicyLink, and UC Berkeley Labor Center

MacArthur Genius Award winner Ai-Jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Co-Director of the Caring Across Generations campaign-one of Newsweek's 150 Fearless Women, one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, and a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader-offers fresh answers in her powerful new book, The Age of Dignity.

We have more seniors in America today than at any time in history, and every day more than ten-thousand people turn 65! By 2018, demand for home health care will increase by more than 90%. Interweaving her own personal stories with those of seniors and their lifelines, The Age of Dignity provides many surprisingly positive solutions to some of our most serious problems. She outlines a roadmap to our becoming a more caring nation, while addressing our fraying social net and the limited opportunities for women and immigrants in the workforce.

"The Age of Dignity is about solutions. Filled with the stories of the people and relationships that make American great, it offers a unique perspective on our changing nation and the way forward." - Van Jones

Hosted by Mitch Jeserich & Angela Glover Blackwell

Angela Glover Blackwell is the Founder and CEO of PolicyLink, a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works.

Mitch Jeserich is the producer and host of KPFA Radio 94.1 FM's Letters and Politics Show.

$12 advance tickets: 800-838-3006 or independent bookstores, $15 door, KPFA benefit
Added to the calendar on Sun, Mar 29, 2015 1:12PM
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