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.

Past Events

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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.

Ensuring Safe Voting for Veterans During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Please join the Center for American Progress for an online event with the ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Sen. Jon Tester, as well as veterans Sen. Tammy Duckworth and Rep. Jason Crow. They will discuss lessons learned from how service members stationed abroad vote successfully by mail and the importance of extending a vote-by-mail option to all Americans, including veterans at higher risk of contracting COVID-19.

A Federal Right to Education: From Brown to Rodriguez and What Lies Ahead

In observance of the 66th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court ruling, the Center for American Progress will be discussing the history of the federal government’s role in providing equal access to high-quality education to all students. A panel of experts and scholars in the field of education policy and law will discuss their experiences and understanding of the current state of equal educational opportunity in America.

Managing the Transition to Virtual Schooling

Across the nation, schools have closed in response to COVID-19, leaving many educators navigating a sudden move to remote learning. Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with educators about their ongoing experiences with remote learning and how they are addressing the needs of all students and centering equity during this difficult time.

CAP Event Series: Ensuring a Quality Education for Every Child

This 5-part online event series will explore the five key issue areas that a new public education agenda should include. Every Wednesday, from May 6, 2020 - June 3, 2020, experts from across the education field will discuss how educators are adjusting to virtual schooling, the federal government’s role in providing equal access to high-quality and equitable education to all students, preparing students for the future of work, what charter policy could look like in the future that puts equity at the forefront, and the need for greater and more targeted federal investment in education.