An estimated three million children are currently exploited in India's sex trade. The vast majority of trafficked women and girls usually come from the poorest, most disadvantaged backgrounds in India: the Dalits, Adivasi and other low-caste communities. Every day in India, 200 women and girls enter prostitution, and 80% of them do so against their will as victims of trafficking.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with world-renowned peace advocate, Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng. She will address the importance of ending trafficking and exploitation of women and children. She will highlight not only the challenges, but also the successful strategies that international organizations are currently utilizing in rescue, rehabilitation, and prevention of human trafficking.
Across the nation, many school systems are re-thinking the issue of school district size. In recent years, states such as Illinois and Pennsylvania have considered consolidating small school districts. Many argue that small school districts don't take advantage of economies of scale.
The Center for American Progress and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, in partnership with ReadyNation, will host a bipartisan discussion on the current state of early childhood education. This event will bring together business, policy, and community leaders to draw attention to early childhood education and the importance of building a strong foundation for lifelong academic success.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a speech by Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg on American economic competitiveness highlighting the unprecedented challenges American exporters face from other countries. How the United States addresses these challenges will have complex consequences for American businesses and competitiveness in the future. Chairman Hochberg will outline how American companies can support and create jobs through exports in a changing global economic landscape.
For the last three years, our country’s political debate has centered around the federal budget and deficit reduction. But both the underlying fiscal landscape and the broader economic context for the debate have now shifted in very important ways: We have enacted significant deficit reduction and health care cost growth has slowed resulting in substantially improved medium- and long- term fiscal outlooks. Meanwhile, recent events, especially in Europe, have called the intellectual cases for austerity and immediate debt reduction into question.
Given these changes, is it time to reset the fiscal debate? How much emphasis should Washington place on debt reduction? How can we balance the need for economic growth with addressing remaining budgetary pressures? Is a "Grand Bargain" an impossible mirage or the best way forward? Please join the Center for American Progress and our distinguished panel of experts for a spirited discussion of these and other questions.
Gov. Maggie Hassan’s long career in public service has informed her belief that educational opportunities are critical to economic mobility and to creating an entrepreneurial and innovative economy, and that family-friendly policies are key to ensuring effective workforce participation and family economic security. Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with Hassan as part of our Women's Leadership Series, as she addresses the importance of a strong and growing middle class to innovation and economic growth. She will also reflect on her first months in office, offering her unique perspective as one of only five sitting female governors.
Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, Bridegroom is a documentary directed by Linda Bloodworth-Thomason that tells the emotional journey of Shane and Tom, two young men in a loving and committed relationship — a relationship that was cut tragically short by a misstep off the side of a roof. The story of what happened after this accidental death – of how people without the legal protections of marriage can find themselves completely shut out and ostracized – is telling, poignant, and enraging. Following the Supreme Court's decisions to strike down DOMA and Proposition 8, what does the future hold for couples like Shane and Tom, and what legal protections can LGBT couples now expect to receive?
Please join the Center for American Progress and PolicyLink for the release of their new publication All-In Nation: An America that Works for All
, a book that examines the shifting demographics, equity, and the future of the American economy.
All-In Nation makes the case that as our nation undergoes profound demographic shifts, it is more urgent than ever to ensure everyone can participate and prosper, not only because it is a moral imperative but because it is in our economic interest as well. The book presents new analysis demonstrating that racial inclusion would strengthen America’s economy in the short and the long term as well as providing a blueprint for creating a more equitable economy and nation.
The United States telecommunications networks are currently undergoing a 21st century transition. There are contrasting views on the modernization and upgrade of the communications infrastructure to all internet protocol networks, including the positive impact of Gigabit networks on enhanced service delivery to consumers. Leading experts differ on the appropriate role of private investment, regulatory intervention, and antitrust considerations associated with the internet protocol transition and the deployment of Gigabit networks.
Please join the Center of American Progress for a foreign policy event featuring Vice President Joe Biden. Following his opening address at the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue and on the eve of his trip to India and Singapore, the Vice President will share his thoughts on U.S. policy toward the broader Asia-Pacific region. His remarks will focus on the United States’ enduring commitment to the rebalance toward Asia, India’s growing role in the Asia-Pacific, and the critical importance of deepening U.S. trade relationships and building constituencies for shared economic values.
Podesta and Karman will answer questions about their work with the U.N. High-Level Panel and will provide an opportunity for youth to engage on the issues most pressing to them as the world moves into the next phase of global poverty eradication.
On the heels of last year’s major decision upholding the Affordable Care Act, the conclusion of the 2012-13 Supreme Court term brings major decisions again this year, this time on several foundational issues for our democracy: voting rights, marriage equality, diversity in education, and several new decisions about the scope of corporate power over the consumer in modern America.
To tie all of these strands together and to put into context the Supreme Court’s record on civil rights and corporate rights, please join CAP’s Legal Progress program for a special presentation on the Supreme Court Justices and what their decisions mean for the progressive community and for all Americans.
We’ll also be unveiling a new campaign around the courts that you won’t want to miss.
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the passage of Title IX and the continuing struggles that women face for equality, ESPN Films and espnW have created the Nine for IX film series, which will air on ESPN this summer. The two films being screened – "Venus Vs." and "Let Them Wear Towels" – explore the struggle for workplace equality for women through the lens of two remarkable stories from the world of sports.
Due to a last-minute scheduling conflict, this event will now begin at 3:30 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience
This is a pivotal time for conservation and public lands policy in America. While the outdoor industry has grown dramatically over the past decade, research shows that Americans—especially children—are increasingly disconnected from nature. This growing disconnect has physical, psychological, and spiritual costs.
While our population is becoming more urbanized, nearly every American lives within a one-hour drive of public lands or waters. These places that belong to each and every one of us are critically important to meeting modern challenges such as “nature-deficit disorder” and the obesity epidemic.
At this event, newly confirmed U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell will discuss these topics and more with Richard Louv, award-winning author of eight books about nature and community.
In a region with more than 1.6 billion people, South Asian nations such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh present both incredible economic opportunity and vast economic challenges. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduced the concept of “economic statecraft,” a strategy to channel America’s economic and diplomatic strengths to address these types of challenges. As part of this strategy, public-private partnerships between the U.S. government and private sector investors will play a key role in promoting economic growth and prosperity across the region. How these private companies and governments coordinate their various expertise and resources into a coherent development strategy will contribute to the economic future of the countries of South Asia.