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The Center for American Progress is maintaining a collection of events and activities across the country that highlight working families issues. Events listed are hosted solely by the parties listed as hosts.


SAVE THE DATE: Atlanta, GA – Young Women and the Economy Roundtable

Brought to you by Generation Progress

Tuesday, June 3

6:00PM-8:30PM

Free of Charge

Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta University Center, 111 James P Brawley Dr SW, Atlanta, GA 30314

Speaker: Representative Dee Dawkins Haigler

YOU’RE INVITED: Please join Generation Progress in Atlanta on Tuesday, June 3 for a chance to connect and strategize with other young women living in the Atlanta area who care about the economic equality and security of young women and families.

RSVP Here


SAVE THE DATE: Florida Women and Families Economic Security Summit

Brought to you by Organize Now

Hosted by The Center for American Progress Action Fund, Organizing for Action

Saturday, June 7th

9am to 4pm

Orlando, FL – Exact Location TBD.

YOU’RE INVITED: The Florida Women and Families Economic Security Summit to meet and strategize with other Floridians who care about the economic equality and security of women and families to organize around the local, state and national initiatives to promote these policies. You will be a part of the conversation to devise a coordinated state strategy to bring about the common sense policies that we need in Florida.

RSVP Here


SAVE THE DATE: Raleigh, NC –Round Table: Closing the Leadership Gap for NC Women

Brought to you by Women AdvaNCe

Monday, June 9

1:30 PM- 3:00 PM

Free of Charge

Raleigh, NC

Speakers:
• Laura Helms Reece, Dr.P.H., CEO at Rho, Inc. in Durham
• Jennifer Trapani, Senior VP and Chief Underwriting Officer at Redwoods Group in Durham
• Erin Garney, Dir. Human Resources and Community Investment Programs at Redwoods Group in Durham
• Janet Ward Black, Principal Owner of Ward Black Law in Greensboro
• Ashley Noonan, Manager at Beasley’s Chicken & Honey of Ashley Christensen Restaurants in Raleigh
• Charlotte Coman, Sous Chef at Poole’s Diner of Ashley Christensen Restaurants in Raleigh
• Dr. Rachel Seidman, Assoc. Director at UNC’s Southern Oral History Program
• Dr. Lisa Levenstein, Associate Professor in History at the UNC Greensboro

YOU’RE INVITED: Women AdvaNCe will be bringing together a small group of business leaders, policy-makers, scholars, and working women to discuss the women’s leadership gap in North Carolina. The event will highlight NC businesses leading the way by creating policies which promote workplace flexibility and advancement. Participants will also discuss roadblocks women face in seeking leadership roles (workplace culture, pregnancy discrimination, child care affordability and access, etc.) and the policies or supports that might help alleviate some of these roadblocks.

Please email mary@womenadvancenc.org to RSVP. Space is limited.


SAVE THE DATE: Iowa City, IA – Young Women and the Economy Roundtable

Brought to you by Generation Progress

Tuesday, June 10

6:00PM-8:30PM

Free of Charge

Iowa City Public Library – 123 S Linn St, Iowa City, IA 52240

Speaker: Sue Dvorsky

YOU’RE INVITED: Please join Generation Progress in Iowa City on Tuesday, June 10 for a chance to connect and strategize with other young women living in the Iowa City area who care about the economic equality and security of young women and families.

RSVP Here


SAVE THE DATE: Burlington VT – Vermont Summit on Working Families

Brought to you by Family Values at Work, Hunger Free Vermont, Main Street Alliance, Main Street Landing, the Vermont Commission on Women, Vermont Legal Aid, the Vermont Paid Sick Days Coalition, Vermont Works for Women, the Vermont Women’s Fund, the Vermont Workers’ Center, and Voices for Vermont’s Children.

Thursday, June 12

4:00PM-6:00PM

Free of Charge

Great Room at Main Street Landing on Burlington’s Waterfront (at the corner of Lake and College Streets)

Speaker: Governor Madeleine Kunin

YOU’RE INVITED: We’d like to invite you to join us in Burlington on June 12 for Vermont’s lead-up event: The Vermont Summit on Working Families, and contribute your ideas and energy, particularly around the issues of leave for working families, including paid sick and family leave. Join Governor Madeleine Kunin, along with advocates, policy makers, and business and labor leaders, to talk about supporting working Vermont families.

RSVP Here


SAVE THE DATE: Columbus, OH – Young Women and the Economy Roundtable

Brought to you by Generation Progress

Tuesday, June 17

6:00PM-8:30PM

Free of Charge

Columbus Metropolitan Library – 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215

Speaker: Liz Brown

YOU’RE INVITED: Please join Generation Progress in Columbus on Tuesday, June 17 for a chance to connect and strategize with other young women living in the Columbus area who care about the economic equality and security of young women and families.

RSVP link coming soon!