Thursday, October 19, 2017
Off-Site Program: Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights
Immigration and the Future of American Families
Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Caring Across Generations
Rapoport Center, University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Labor organizer and activist Ai-jen Poo headlined the third Frances Tarlton “Sissy” Farenthold Endowed Lecture in Peace, Social Justice and Human Rights at the Rapoport Center, UT Austin School of Law.
The presentation focused on the role of immigrant women in the American care economy, which is increasingly a central part of our entire economy. The talk began with Poo’s personal story, and then wove in the stories and solutions of immigrant women and the movement for a more caring economy and democracy. A reception followed in the Jamail Pavilion.
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Congruent with Sissy’s own history of exposing and responding to injustices as both a public servant and citizen, the lecture series inspires audiences to act creatively in response to the greatest human rights challenges of the 21st century. To learn more about Sissy and the lecture series, click here.