Upcoming Events

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

Ensuring Equality in 2017

The LGBT community experienced unprecedented attacks in the 2016 state legislative sessions, yet momentum toward full legal and lived equality continues to build.

1333 H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

A Conversation with Secretary John B. King, Jr.

Hear from Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. about the importance of public education and what it means for the strength of the nation's democracy and economy.

1333 H Street, H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Past Events

Under the Gun

The massacre at Sandy Hook was seen as a watershed moment in our national gun debate, but the body count at the hands of gun violence has only grown. Through the lens of victims’ families, as well as pro-gun advocates, Under the Gun examines why our politicians have failed to act.

Navy Memorial Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20004

The Fight for $15

When some 200 New York City fast food workers walked off their jobs in November 2012 to demand a $15 minimum wage and a union, no one could have predicted that the one-day strike would spark a national movement. But when workers won a $15 minimum wage in SeaTac, Washington, in 2013, and then soon after in Seattle, the movement seemed to capture the public imagination. Less than four years since it began, the Fight for $15 movement has not only united low-wage workers across the country in a call for better wages and a voice on the job, but also pushed policymakers across the country to raise state and local minimum wage laws.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Connectography

Connectivity is the most revolutionary force of the 21st century. Mankind is re-engineering the planet, investing up to $10 trillion per year in transportation, energy, and communications infrastructure linking the world’s burgeoning megacities together. This has profound consequences for geopolitics, economics, demographics, the environment, and social identity. Connectivity, not geography, is our destiny.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Midwest Resilient Cities Summit: Building Equity in a Changing Climate

Please join us for this workshop and dialogue with Midwestern city and community leaders as well as federal policy makers on successful strategies to improve social equity and climate change resilience in low-income communities. The event will feature remarks by White House Council on Environmental Quality Managing Director Christie Goldfuss and city sustainability and resilience leaders from Ann Arbor, Michigan; Chicago, Illinois; Cleveland, Ohio; St. Paul, Minnesota; and Toledo, Ohio.

Cleveland State University Student Center , 2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH , 44115

Next Steps for Progress on Equal Pay

Upholding the core principle of equal pay for equal work stands at the heart of the nation’s commitment to equality and fairness. Yet women consistently identify the lack of equal pay as a top concern that erodes their economic security and perpetuates unfairness in the workplace. There are actionable steps that can be taken in order to strengthen existing protections, improve workplace practices, and move closer to closing the stubbornly persistent wage gap.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Securing the Economic Future of Palestine

Despite the best efforts of presidents of both parties, the United States has yet to broker a comprehensive, two-state solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. However difficult diplomatic progress may be, there are steps the United States and its allies can take to keep the window for a two-state solution alive. By encouraging economic progress in the Palestinian territories, the United States and its allies can improve the day-to-day lives of average Palestinians and strengthen the foundation for an eventual Palestinian state.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

‘Dream On’

“Dream On” is a documentary that retraces the 1831 journey of Alexis de Tocqueville across the United States, examining the current state of the American dream. Political comedian John Fugelsang leads this tour, capturing the stories of a diverse group of people trapped in poverty: senior citizens who have lost their pensions, fast-food workers campaigning for a living wage, and unauthorized immigrants fighting deportation.

Landmark E Street Cinema, 555 11th St. NW, (E Street between 10th and 11th Streets NW), Washington, D.C., , 20004

A Labor Market for the Digital Age: Pathways and Opportunities

It is time for a new conversation. Amid large-scale economic transformation, it is vital to ensure all Americans benefit from the wave of digital revolutions that have permeated modern life. While these changes have brought many benefits, there are too many Americans who don't know where to find opportunity in this new networked era. We need a path to a hopeful future.

American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C., , 20036

Harnessing the Talent of DACA and Unauthorized Students at the K-12 Level

Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel on the current challenges and opportunities facing unauthorized and DACAmented students at the K-12 level, as well as the innovative ways in which teachers and schools have helped these students succeed. Roberto G. Gonzales’s new book, Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America, tells the story of the two million unauthorized youth living in the U.S.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005

Bridging the Divide: A Transportation Plan for the 21st Century

Join U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx as he outlines the history of transportation decision-making and its role in shaping society. He will lay out core principles for future inclusive design that will help ensure that transportation projects will work to connect—and reconnect—communities to opportunities and the American dream.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC , 20005