: ‘The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation’
“The Raising of America” is a five-part documentary series that explores the questions: Why are so many children in America faring so poorly? What are the consequences for the nation’s future? How might we, as a nation, do better?
Please join the Center for American Progress’ Reel Progress film series, along with National Partnership for Women & Families and Parenting Journey, for a screening of “The Raising of America: The Signature Hour”—the first of five segments in the series—which covers all three of these questions. Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion focusing on the issues of paid family and medical leave, quality and affordable child care, paid sick days, tax credits for working families, and higher wages, as well as an opportunity for audience Q&A.
Larry Adelman, Series Creator and Executive Producer, California Newsreel
Dr. Renée Boynton-Jarrett, MD, ScD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine
Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, National Partnership for Women & Families
Chef Jemaire Steward, Washington, D.C. working parent
Marcia St. Hilaire-Finn, Managing Director, Bright Start Childcare & Preschool
Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress