Workshops | Day 3

March 4, 2021 | 2:00 pm ET

Theme: Building coalitions to bring change

The Academy and its partners are excited to present a range of workshops for conference participants, offering deep dives on new research, strategy and advocacy training, and networking opportunities. Join the Zoom meetings by clicking the icons below.

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Modernizing Long Term Care

The workshop will provide an overview of recent long-term care legislative efforts and strategize about how advocates can coordinate to advance these proposals.


  • Bethany Lilly, The Arc of the United States
  • Judy Feder, Georgetown University
  • Namatie Mansaray, Caring Across Generations

Addressing Economic Insecurity through Fines and Fees Reform

This workshop will share national, state, and local strategy to eliminate the harms of fines and fees in the justice system. Participants will learn about the elements of successful campaigns in different political environments, and how local reforms can be used to advocate for systemic changes across the country using the Fines and Fees Justice Center’s campaign to end debt based driver’s license suspensions as a case study.


  • Joanna Weiss, Fines and Fees Justice Center
  • Wesley Dozier, Fines and Fees Justice Center

Building Economic Security for Low-Income Older Adults of Color

This workshop will involve a discussion of the needs of low-income older adults, particularly older adults of color, including concurrent beneficiaries receiving both Social Security and Supplemental Security Income.


  • Tracey Gronniger, Justice in Aging
  • Kate Lang, Justice in Aging
  • Trinh Phan, Justice in Aging

Framing and Coalition-Building Around Universal Family Care: Lessons from Three States

Building on the Academy’s UFC report and work with Caring Across Generations and other organizations, innovative legislative approaches to caregiving have been advanced in several states. Advocates from several states, including CA and MN, will discuss their efforts to build coalitions to support this work spanning from early childhood through LTSS. Participants will gain insights into effective strategies and options for advancing these efforts in their states.


  • Debra Fitzpatrick, Children’s Defense Fund
  • Kristina Bas Hamilton, KBH Advocacy
  • Benjamin Veghte, LTSS Trust, Washington State

Hosted by: National Academy of Social Insurance