FORA.tv Speaker - Meizhu Lui
Meizhu Lui co-authored The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the Racial Wealth Divide, and UFEâ€™s annual â€œState of the Dreamâ€ reports. Her articles appear in the Wealth Inequality Reader and Inequality Matters.
Meizhu was a Boston City Hospital kitchen worker for 20 years, rising from the ranks to become President of AFSCME Local 1489. The local tackled tough issues likemaintaining affirmative action gains during lay-offs. In 1993 Meizhu became an organizer for Health Care For All, building a multi-ethnic coalition that challenged Bostonâ€™s hospitals to fund community driven health projects.
Meizhu serves on the Center for American Progressâ€™ National Initiative to End Poverty. She is a Trustee of the Hyams Foundation. Her work has been honored by the YWCA, the Immigrant Workersâ€™ Resource Center, Mass Senior Action Council, and the Boston Womenâ€™s Fund.
Meizhu is a long-time member of Freedom Road Socialist Organization, a national organization well known for its participation in struggles for fundamental social change, against racism, and for a strong left.
06.22.06 | 01:03:14 min
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