Past Events

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

‘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

Strategies for Women’s Economic Empowerment

On March 8, International Women’s Day, please join the Center for American Progress for a public event that will focus on how the United States and other developed countries can implement Sustainable Development Goal 5, “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.” While many recent analyses highlight the potential benefits of women’s economic empowerment—including greater economic growth and improved health and education outcomes for future generations—substantial legal, cultural, and social barriers remain. Following remarks from Ambassador-at-Large Deborah L. Birx, CAP will host a high-level panel discussion, which will include 2015 Vital Voices Global Partnership awardee Akanksha Hazari.

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

States of Change

The Center for American Progress, AEI, and the Brookings Institution released a groundbreaking report in February 2015 that looks at U.S. demographic change nationally and in every state through 2060. The report’s authors have produced a series of simulations, based on their research, to examine how demographic shifts by race, age, and generation could affect election outcomes from 2016 to 2032. Can either party be confident of its long-term future in light of these demographic changes? What kinds of consequences could these changes have for the family, the workforce, and the social contract? How might policymakers respond?

Please join CAP, AEI, the Brookings Institution, and distinguished experts for wide-ranging bipartisan presentations on demographic change and its implications for America’s electoral future and key policy challenges.

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

The Use of Guns in Hate Crimes

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts to discuss the growing use of guns as the weapon of choice for hate criminals and violent extremists; the impact of these crimes on impacted communities; and new ideas for policy solutions to help keep communities safe from violent extremists armed with guns.

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

Financial Services, Consumer Protection, and Mobility: The Next Five Years

Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with leading experts on recent developments in the consumer financial marketplace, the financial challenges communities continue to face, and the steps regulators and policymakers should take over the next five years to ensure better outcomes for consumers.

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