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Aspen Global Leadership Network
January 30, 2013 - February 3, 2013
Aspen, CO

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February 1, 2013
Washington, DC
Economic Opportunities Program

Domestic workers--those that are employed in our homes to care for children, elderly and the disabled as well as perform a variety of other duties, such as cooking and cleaning--are critical to our economy, society and our families’ well-being. Yet, many domestic workers are paid little, receive no employee benefits, and may work in an environment with other challenges that can affect their health and safety. At this event, panelists from academia, advocacy, organizing and philanthropy will discuss the experiences of domestic workers and ideas and policies for improving their work. The event is the sixth discussion in an Aspen Institute series titled, “Reinventing Low Wage Work: Ideas That Can Work for Employees, Employers and the Economy."

Moderated by:
Jennifer Ludden, Correspondent
National Desk, National Public Radio

Speakers:

Judy Patrick, President and CEO
The Women’s Foundation of California

Ai-jen Poo, Director
National Domestic Workers Alliance

Mary Romero, Professor of Justice Studies and Social Inquiry
Arizona State University

Barbara Young, National Organizer and former Domestic Worker
National Domestic Workers Alliance

This event is part of the Reinventing Low Wage Work series.

  

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Public Event
February 1, 2013
Aspen, CO, United States
Aspen Words

Winter Words is a series of readings and talks featuring some of the most prominent writers in contemporary literature. Scions of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and memoir speak in intimate Aspen venues, where topics of discussion range from the creative process to the role of art in today's world. Events take place throughout the ski season and are open to the public.

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