Upcoming Events

The Center for American Progress is continually monitoring the development and impact of the global spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. The safety and well-being of our panelists and audiences are of the utmost importance to us.

Out of an abundance of caution, all upcoming public events at the Center for American Progress will only be available via an online livestream. Please RSVP to be reminded to watch live on the specific event page. Viewers are welcome to submit audience questions to each event and will be notified of individual event hashtags after they RSVP. As always, we will continue to live caption our event livestreams so that they remain accessible to all.

COVID-19 and America’s Health: How Do We Heal?

Please join the Center for American Progress and special guests for a discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the U.S. health care and education systems, especially for communities of color; what actions need to be taken now; and how progressive solutions may prevent a COVID-19 repeat in the future.

COVID-19 and the Economy: Recession, Repairing, and Rebuilding

Please join the Center for American Progress and leading economic experts as we discuss how COVID-19 has affected our economy—from small business to unemployment to child care—and how we can revive and rebuild the economy in a way that brings inclusive prosperity to all Americans.

Making 2021 the Start of a Better Way Forward

The events of 2020 have highlighted challenges specific to the coronavirus pandemic. These challenges have also further underscored long-standing structural and systemic inequities and racism as well as the need for police reforms and accountability. Please join the Center for American Progress as we, along with progressive leaders, lay out ways to meet these great challenges and rebuild in such a way that is rooted firmly in bold progressive policy and will leave no American behind.

Past Events

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Ensuring an Economy That Works for Black Women

Please join the Center for American Progress for an important conversation with leading economists to discuss the economic status of Black women and the need for a more inclusive economic narrative that prioritizes the real-world challenges Black women face.

Community Colleges Leading the Way

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic and recent killings of Black individuals that have sparked protests nationwide highlight the numerous challenges faced by communities of color. While community colleges are planning for the fall semester amid these crises, they may be disproportionately underfunded in the next federal stimulus bill. Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event to hear from leaders of community colleges who are working to uphold equity in a crisis.

Progressive Visions for Trade

Please join the Center for American Progress for an online discussion with a diverse set of progressive voices to chart a path forward on progressive trade policy.

The Importance of Term Limits for the Supreme Court

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the importance of term limits for the U.S. Supreme Court—featuring professor Jamal Greene, Gabe Roth from Fix the Court, and Caroline Fredrickson from the Brennan Center for Justice.

National Unrest Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

People across the country—particularly in cities and urban areas—are facing unprecedented challenges in every aspect of life, and these challenges have disproportionately affected communities of color. Please join the Center for American Progress for an online discussion with Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Ras Baraka (D); Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (D); Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego (D); and Stockton, California, Mayor Michael Tubbs (D) as they discuss their approaches to dealing with an ongoing public health crisis and addressing systemic inequalities in their cities.

Reproductive Rights, the Trump Administration, and the Supreme Court

Join the Center for American Progress for a virtual event featuring leaders and experts discussing major cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that could have an impact on reproductive health, rights, and justice. Leading experts will discuss relevant cases and how the Trump administration’s judicial nominations pose a threat to women, particularly women of color, and LGBTQ people.

The Need for Federal Investment in K-12 Public Schools Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite the importance of every child having access to a high-quality education, chronic disinvestment in education across the country has left schools without adequate funding for updated instructional materials, sufficient student supports, and competitive salaries for educators. Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss the need for greater and more targeted federal investment in K-12 education.

The Workforce Behind the Workforce

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the child care industry has yet to see the major investments needed to stabilize the industry during the crisis and in the reopening and recovery period to come. Please join the Center for American Progress and the National Association for the Education of Young Children for an online event with child care providers on the front lines, whose experiences provide a guide for policymakers to ensure that early childhood educators can continue to drive the economy forward.

Beyond the Talking Points: Charter School Policy and Equity

Charter schools have been the source of some contentious debates in the education policy space, often centered on the growth of charters and their impact on traditional public school systems. Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss charter policy in a broader context than the often debated talking points, with specific emphasis on how equity can be infused more holistically into charter policy.

Preparing K-8 Students for the Future of Work

Automation and artificial intelligence are transforming the economy. Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on ways to expand opportunity and build equitable access in education and how the current COVID-19 crisis affects the future of work.