Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
The Great Recession has brought new attention to the plight of low-income Americans and particularly those experiencing disparate hardships. This includes low-income men of color who were trying to overcome multiple challenges of employment, families, and mass incarceration well before our current economic times. While there is still a need to discuss immediate fixes, significant attention must be paid to long-term solutions and the government systems that most affect low-income men’s lives—employment efforts, fatherhood programs, child support enforcement, and the criminal justice system.
Join American Progress for a two-panel event on low-income men. The first panel will consist of experts focused on the current state of policy and future opportunities for legislative reform. The second panel will feature representatives from model fatherhood and youth employment programs that provide comprehensive services to low-income men.
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.: Panel I: Current and Future Policy
Marc Mauer, Executive Director, The Sentencing Project
Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Organizer and Research Associate, Institute for Policy Studies
Vicki Turetsky, Commissioner of the Office of Child Support Enforcement, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Joy Moses, Poverty and Prosperity Program, Center for American Progress
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Panel II: Model Programs
Susana Martinez, Director of Promotor Pathway Program, Latin American Youth Center
James Worthy, Director of Responsible Fatherhood Program, Center for Urban Families
Erica Williams, Deputy Director, Project 2050, Center for American Progress
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
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