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.


We Are Essential

Please join the Center for American Progress for a timely and forward-looking discussion on the important role of immigrants in building a dynamic and resilient economy for all and the urgent need for a path to permanent legal status.

The US-Japan Alliance: Priorities for 2021

Please join the Center for American Progress on Thursday, December 3, for a virtual panel discussion on the current state of the U.S.-Japan alliance and how the two sides should be thinking about the year ahead.

Past Events

The Center for American Progress also sponsors Reel Progress, a progressive film series.

The Opportunity and Counseling Corps

The emotional and learning effects of the coronavirus pandemic on students, as well as effects on young adults just entering the workforce, will be felt for years to come. Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion that will explore the Corps proposal and what it would look like for young people and new social workers.

Building a Racially Diverse Teaching Workforce

There is clear evidence that a diverse teaching workforce is beneficial for all students—and particularly for students of color. Please join the Center for American Progress, Learning Policy Institute and New America to discuss the importance of districts partnering with minority-serving institutions in creating a racially diverse teacher workforce.

CAP Event Series: Ensuring a Quality Education for Every Child

Join CAP September 18, 2020 – October 16, 2020, experts from across the education field will discuss how to build a racially diverse teaching workforce, how to help students and young adults recover from the coronavirus crisis, the need for youth voices in education policymaking, how to improve education and workforce outcomes for LGBTQ youth, and how a major new federal investment can increase equity in education and opportunity.

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.