MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Sunday, June 3, 2012
500 community, worker, senior, disability, faith-based, and advocacy organizations and individuals to meet challenges together
New York, NY— On June 3rd, hundreds of seniors, people with disabilities, care workers, and friends and family of people who need care are coming together to transform the home care industry. For the first time in New York City, people on all sides of the home care issue are meeting across generations, abilities, and other divisions to share their experiences, discuss local and national policy solutions, and build a movement that creates quality jobs and affordable care. The New York Care Congress is one of several town hall-style events happening throughout the country as part of the national Caring Across Generations campaign.
The event will feature several national and internationally-renowned speakers, panel discussions with policy experts, and stories from caregivers as well as seniors and people with disabilities who rely on home care. Featured speakers will include Tony Award-winning playwright and performer Sarah Jones, renowned human rights and trade union activist Inez McCormick, and Ai-Jen Poo of National Domestic Workers Alliance.
WHAT: New York Care Congress
WHO: Sarah Jones, Inez McCormick, Ai-Jen Poo, directly impacted workers and care recipients, policy experts.
WHEN: Sunday June 3, from 2 -5pm. **Media availability at 1:30 pm**
WHERE: Pace University
One Pace Plaza
New York, NY 10038
4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/ City Hall. N/R to City Hall. 2/3 Park Pl. A/C J/Z to Fulton
ALIGN: The Alliance for a Greater New York’s mission is to create good jobs, vibrant communities, and an accountable democracy for all New Yorkers. Our work unites worker, community, and other allies to build a more just and sustainable New York. ALIGN was formed in April 2011 through the merger of New York Jobs and Justice and Urban Agenda. Visit www.ALIGNny.org for more information.
Caring Across Generations is a bold new campaign to defend what we have earned and create what we need for future generations so we can be a nation that takes care of one another across generations. Visit www.caringacrossgenerations.org for more information.