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Supporting Families

A 5-part briefing series that explores the challenges facing
working families and offers policy solutions

Funding generously provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation
 

Briefing Schedule

June 16: Finding the time: Challenges facing working families
June 26: Struggling to Care: Is the market failing working families?
July 21: Supporting families: Americans need --and want-- action
Sept. 8: Supporting families: Individual solutions versus government action
Oct. 12: Supporting families: Opportunities for policymakers to make a difference

Audio files and PowerPoint presentations for each of the briefings are posted below. For information on audio downloads, click here.

Presented by the Center for Economic and Policy Research. For questions email cepr@cepr.net or call 202-293-5380 x110.


Briefing Details and Materials

Finding the time: Challenges facing working families

Date: Friday, June 16, 2006
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: 512 Senate Hart Building
Featuring:

Ellen Bravo
Former Director 9to5, National Association of Working Women;
Coordinator, Multi-States Working Families Consortium

Heather Boushey
Senior Economist
Center for Economic and Policy Research 

 

Struggling to care: Is the market failing working families?

Date: Monday, June 26, 2006
Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Building
Featuring:

Bob Drago
Professor of Labor Studies and Women's Studies,
Pennsylvania State University
Co-Founder, Take Care Net

Danielle Ewen
Director, Child Care and Early Education Policy
Center for Law and Social Policy

 

Supporting families: Americans need --and want-- action

Date: Friday, July 21
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building
Featuring:

Beth Shulman
Lawyer and Consultant focusing on work-related issues,
Author, The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail
30 Million Americans

Phil Sparks
Vice President and Co-Founder,
Communications Consortium Media Center

 

Supporting families: Individual solutions versus government action

Date: Friday, September 8
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Building
Featuring:

Ann Crittenden
Author, If You've Raised Kids, You Can
Manage Anything
and The Price of Motherhood

Supporting families: Opportunities for policymakers to make a difference

Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Mansfield Room (S-207), US Capitol
Featuring:

Eileen Appelbaum
Director, Center for Women and Work,
Rutgers University

Heidi Hartmann
Director, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Kate Kahan
Director, Work and Family Programs
National Partnership for Women and Families