Pathways to Economic Security: Bringing All Voices to the Table


Tuesday | March 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Opening Remarks

11:05 AM
Opening Keynote Speakers

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
United States Congress

Jeremie Greer
Co-founder and Co-Executive Director, Liberation in a Generation

11:45 AM
Session 1
Holes in the Safety Net and Goals Yet to be Achieved

Sharon Dietrich
Litigation Director and Managing Attorney – Employment Unit, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia

Shelly Nortz
Deputy Executive Director for Policy, Coalition for the Homeless

Tammy Seltzer
Director, DC Jail and Prison Advocacy Project, Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services

Moderator: Trevon Logan
Hazel C. Youngberg Distinguished Professor of Economics, Ohio State University

12:35 PM
Lunch Break

1:05 PM
Session 2
The Contemporary State of Needs

Jessica Bartholow
Chief of Staff, Senator Nancy Skinner, California State Senate

William A. Darity, Jr.
Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Duke University

Daisy Gonzalez
Lead Member Organizer, Garment Worker Center

Moderator: Kathryn Edwards
Economist, The RAND Corporation

2:00 PM
Theme: What does economic insecurity mean? Where are the holes and gaps in our social safety net?

Economic Security for Grandparents and Other Relatives Raising Children

Taking Stock of Retirement Challenges and Opportunities

Why Women are the Center of America’s Post-COVID Recovery and Growth

Studying the role of the safety net through people’s self-assessments of their financial well-being

Multidimensional Aspects of Pushed to the Bottom: The experience of poverty in the United States

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Wednesday | March 3, 2021

11:00 AM
Session 3
Restructuring and Bolstering the Existing System for People with Disabilities and Direct Care Workers

Matthew Cortland
Director of Policy & Legislative Affairs, Be a Hero

Bethany Lilly
Director of Income Policy, The Arc

Beverly Yu
State Government Affairs Director, United Domestic Workers/American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 3930

Moderator: Rebecca Vallas
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

12:00 PM
Session 4
Foundations for a New System

Hope Huskey
Associate Director, The Sequoyah Fund

Iona Marinescu
Assistant Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice

Aisha Nyandoro
CEO, Springboard to Opportunities

Moderator: Greg Kaufmann
Contributing Writer, The Nation

12:50 PM
Lunch Break

1:15 PM
Presentation of the 2021 John Heinz Dissertation Award

1:30 PM
Session 5
Assuring Economic Security for All

Darrick Hamilton
Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, The New School

Samuel Hammond
Director of Poverty and Welfare Policy, Niskanen Center

John Taylor
Immediate Past President, Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (United Kingdom)

Moderator: Charleigh Flohr
Research Manager, Public Education and Research Program, Human Rights Campaign

2:20 PM
Theme: Policy priorities moving forward

From the Civilian Conservation Corps to Today: The Role of Subsidized Employment in Achieving Economic Security

Policy Priorities Moving Forward: Investing in Child Care As A Public Good

Working towards ensuring the economic security of the agricultural sector

Expanding work incentives to Social Security disability beneficiaries

Results from the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration (SEED)

Advancing a broad and inclusive child allowance

A Collapsing Unemployment Insurance Program

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Thursday | March 4, 2021

11:00 AM
Closing Keynotes on our Pathways Forward

Jim Roosevelt, Jr.
Attorney, Verrill Dana LLP, and grandson of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Dorian Warren
President, Community Change

11:45 AM
Session 6
Financing Assured Income

Chye-Ching Huang
Executive Director, Tax Law Center at NYU Law

Jason Fichtner
Associate Director of the Master’s in International Economics and Finance, and Senior Lecturer of International Economics, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Joseph Leitmann-Santa Cruz
CEO and Executive Director, Capital Area Asset Builders

Moderator: Catherine Rampell Opinion Columnist, Washington Post

12:35 PM
Lunch Break

1:05 PM
Session 7
Connecting Policy Research to Action: Three Perspectives from Partners

Joel Eskovitz, Director, Social Security and Savings, AARP Public Policy Institute

Naomi Stanhaus, Program Consultant, RRF Foundation for Aging

Anna Wadia, Senior Program Officer, Future of Work(ers) Program, Ford Foundation

Moderator: Renée M. Landers, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School and Vice Chair, National Academy of Social Insurance

2:00 PM
Theme: Building coalitions to bring change

Modernizing Long Term Care

Addressing Economic Insecurity through Fines and Fees Reform

Building Economic Security for Low-Income Older Adults of Color

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

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