Rose Sheinberg Lecture Program

The Rose Sheinberg Lecture Program invites a scholar working on cutting-edge issues of gender, race, and class to participate in a day of informal discussion, classroom teaching and formal lecture in order to expose the Law School community to a variety of ideas, insights, and initiatives.

The Program is endowed by Jill and Richard Sheinberg, Dale J. and Arthur Galston, and the estate of Joel Dolkart to honor the memory of Rose Sheinberg '50.

Members of the Sheinberg Committee:
Professor Alina Das, Tsion Gurmu (3L), Molly Lauterback (2L), Professor Sylvia A. Law, Professor Holly Maguigan, Professor Erin Collins, Jill Sheinberg (family), Nina Sheth (2L) and Matthew Wasserman (3L).

21st Annual Rose Sheinberg Lecture 

Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Co-Director of Caring Across Generations, Presents "Waking Up the Caring Majority: Why We All Need to Care About the Aging of America"

Wednesday, April 8, 4-6pm - Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210 > Register Here

Ai-jen PooPlease join us for the Twenty-First Annual Rose Sheinberg Lecture presented by Ai-jen Poo. Ai-jen Poo is the Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Co-Director of Caring Across Generations. Founded by Ai-jen in 2010, NDWA is the leading organization working to build power, respect, and fair labor standards for the 2.5 million nannies, housekeepers, and elderly caregivers in the U.S. She began organizing immigrant women workers in 1996 as an organizer at CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities in New York City, and in 2000, she co-founded Domestic Workers United (DWU), a city-wide organization of domestic workers. DWU led the way to the passage of the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010.

Realizing that the rapid aging of America — what she calls the Elder Boom — would require all of us to take action on care issues, Ai-jen helped launch Caring Across Generations in 2011. A movement to unite all caregivers and those they care for to create the systems and supports that allow all of us to live and age with dignity and independence, Caring Across Generations now counts more than 200 partners in their work to build the Caring Majority and support the Care Force.

Ai-jen is a 2014 MacArthur Foundation fellow, a 2013 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, and was named to TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2012. Among her early accolades are the 2000 Open Society Institute New York City Community Fellowship, the Ford Foundation Leadership for a Changing World Award, the Ernest de Maio Award from Labor Research Association, the Woman of Vision Award from Ms. Foundation for Women, Crain's "40 Under 40" list, and New York Moves Magazine "Power Women" Award. Other fellowships include the Alston Bannerman Fellowship for Organizers of Color, the Twink Frey Visiting Scholar Fellowship at University of Michigan Center for the Education of Women, and the Prime Movers Fellowship. In 2010, Feminist Press recognized her in their "40 Under 40" awards. In honor of the 100th Anniversary of International Women's Day, Ai-jen was recognized by Women Deliver as one of 100 women internationally who are "delivering" for other women. In 2011, she received Independent Sector’s American Express NGen Leadership Award. In 2012, Ai- jen was named in Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, and the National Council on Aging.

The lecture will take place on April 8, 4-6pm, in Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210.

The Rose Sheinberg Program is endowed by Jill and Richard Sheinberg, Dale J. and Arthur Galston, and the estate of Joel Dolkart to honor the memory of Rose Sheinberg. Each year the Sheinberg Committee, a joint student-faculty committee, invites a scholar working on cutting-edge issues of gender, race, and class to participate in a day of informal discussion, classroom teaching, and formal lecture to expose the Law School community to a variety of ideas, insights, and initiatives.

Event Schedule:

4:00 p.m.

Keynote Speech by Ai-Jen Poo
Introduction by Gara LaMarche, President of the Democracy Alliance
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 210
Reception immediately following in Vanderbilt Hall, Faculty Library, 3rd Floor