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Awards and Benefit Reception 2019

May 31, 2019 - June 1, 2019

Join the UCLA Center for the Study of Women for a special end of the year event to honor the Center’s accomplishments, student award recipients, and this year’s Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award honoree!


Ai-Jen Poo

Founder & Executive Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA)
Co-Director, Caring Across Generations

This year, CSW has selected Ai-Jen Poo as the recipient of the Center for the Study of Women’s 2019 Distinguished Leader in Feminism Award.

Event Details

May / June 2019

Time and Location TBD

Tickets are $30 and non-refundable

Registration will be available by March 2019

To make this event accessible and to accommodate all attendees, we ask for your help in making this event fragrance-free. We would appreciate that all guests avoid wearing products that contain fragrances, which can include perfumes, hair products, deodorants, detergents, etc. These products can make some members of our community very ill. For more information, visit our Event Accessibility page.

For questions, please contact Management Services Officer Kristina Magpayo Nyden.

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About the Keynote

Ai-Jen Poo is the founder and Executive Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), as well as the Co-Director of Caring Across Generations, a national coalition of 200 advocacy organizations working to transform the long-term care system in the US. The NDWA’s predecessor, Domestic Workers United, was instrumental in the passing of the nation’s first Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights in New York, which extends basic labor protections to over 200,000 domestic workers including overtime pay, paid leave, and legal protections from harassment and discrimination.

Instilled with strong “social justice values” by her parents, Poo began organizing domestic workers in 1996 with CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities. She has received the Open Society Institute Community Fellowship, the Union Square Award, and the Leadership for a Changing World Award, amongst many others. In 2012, she was named one of Time magazine’s “Time 100”as well as one of Newsweek’s “150 Women who Shake the World.” In 2014, she received a MacArthur “Genius” Award.

Her work has been featured in Marie Claire, the New York Times, and Time. She is also author of The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing AmericaMost recently, she attended the 2018 Golden Globe Awards with Meryl Streep, as part of the #MeToo and #TimesUp initiatives.


May 31, 2019
June 1, 2019


UCLA Center for the Study of Women