New York, NY — Caring Across Generations co-director and National Domestic Workers Alliance Director Ai-jen Poo will be speaking at the White House United State of Women Summit on Tuesday, June 14, in Washington, DC. The panel, a Solution Seminar entitled “Valuing Caregiving in the 21st Century”, is a major component of the “Economic Opportunity” track for the event.
“It is always an honor to be invited to participate in White House events, but this Summit is particularly momentous,” said Ms. Poo. “Our growing movement for care has come a long way in lifting up the work that makes all other work possible. To see the White House devote an entire Solution Seminar to caregiving, a concern that especially affects women in deep and personal ways, is indicative of a social issue whose time has come. We have the opportunity to avert a looming national care crisis if we take thoughtful and intentional action now, and make great strides toward helping every family in America live well by fully recognizing the value care contributes to our communities and our economy.”
Cecelia Munoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council, will moderate the panel. In addition to Ms. Poo, other panelists include Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of New America; Sheila Lirio Marcelo, founder, Chairwoman and CEO of Care.com; Kathleen Causey, Elizabeth Dole Foundation; Kweilin Elllingrud, McKinsey; Henriette Kolb, Head of the Gender Secretariat, IFC; Steve Schwab, Executive Director, Elizabeth Dole Foundation; and Kim Thomas, SEIU. The panel will take place 2:50pm – 3:50pm in room 204ABC.
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About Caring Across Generations
Caring Across Generations is a national movement of families, caregivers, people with disabilities and aging Americans working to transform the way we care in this country. By harnessing the power of online and grassroots organizing and culture change work, we are shifting how our nation values caregiving and calling for policy solutions that enable all of us to live well and age with dignity. For more information, please visit caringacross.org.
About National Domestic Workers Alliance
The National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) is the nation’s leading voice for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women. Founded in 2007, NDWA works for the respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections for domestic workers. It’s won state domestic workers’ bill of rights in five states including New York, California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Oregon and recently partnered with Care.com to create fair and just standards in the private care sector. The National Alliance is powered by 53 affiliate organizations—plus its first local chapter in Atlanta—of over 15,000 nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for the elderly in 37 cities and 18 states.