Christine Cox | February 11, 2021
American labor organizer and social justice activist Ai-jen Poo, co-founder and executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, will be the inaugural guest at the Asian American Distinguished Speaker Series by the University of Notre Dame's Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies on March 11. The virtual event is co-sponsored by Notre Dame’s Center for Social Concerns and its Higgins Labor Program.
The livestream will take place at 7 p.m. EST through the Liu Institute website, asia.nd.edu/aijenpoo.
Marie Lynn Miranda, Notre Dame’s Charles and Jill Fischer Provost and the University’s first woman and person of color in that role, will moderate the conversation, which is free and open to the public.
“There couldn’t be a more ideal time to introduce an event to celebrate the contributions of and honor innovative, creative and effective Asian American leaders,” said Michel Hockx, director of the Liu Institute. “Even as the visibility of Asian American leadership is growing, discrimination and violence toward the Asian community has risen during the pandemic, and Asian American women have faced higher unemployment than any other sector.
“The Liu Institute is determined to expand our traditional focus of Asia to include Asian Americans. We are honored to launch our new event with two women who are committed to social justice and creating real change in the world.”
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