- Tuesday, December 2
Forum: Helping Youth with Disabilities Flourish: Improving Outcomes for Children in the Supplemental Security Income Program
The Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program provides cash assistance to the families of low-income children with disabilities.Youth receiving SSI benefits often experience low levels of educational attainment and low work rates. The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and The Brookings Institution will host a conference featuring researchers, SSI administrators, field staff, and youth representatives to discuss the SSI youth program, efforts to improve it, and new avenues for improving the life outcomes of youth with disabilities. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST at AEI in Washington, D.C.
- Wednesday, December 3
Forum: The Hidden Financial Lives of Working Americans: Early Findings from the U.S. Financial Diaries
The U.S. Financial Diaries (USFD) project will host a forum to share and discuss early findings and data from a first-of-its-kind study on how working Americans make ends meet. The study finds that unpredictability in income and expenses create serious financial challenges for many households. Yet these challenges get little attention in national conversations driven by annual data on economic mobility and employment. Panelists include moderator Danielle Kurtzleben, business and economic correspondent at Vox.com; Bill Bynum, president of Hope Credit Union; and Rachel Schneider, senior vice president of the Center for Financial Services Innovation. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the NYU Abramson Family Auditorium in Washington, D.C.
- Wednesday, December 3
Forum: The Working Poor, Just Wages, and the Future of the American Family
Oxfam America and Bread for the World Institute will convene thought leaders, clergy and academics from across faith traditions to discuss the challenges facing growing numbers of working families. The forum will explore social teaching from the Catholic, Evangelical and Mainline Protestant traditions on just wages and the role of public policy in building a just economy and advancing the common good. Father Larry Snyder, CEO of Catholic Charities USA, will provide the keynote address. The event will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. EST at Bread for the World in Washington, D.C. RSVP to plee@OxfamAmerica.org.
- Thursday, December 4
Webinar: Who Benefits from Federal Tax Subsidies?
A national discussion is underway about the causes and effects of income and wealth inequality, including recent attention to the role of the U.S. tax code, particularly subsidies. A majority of these subsidies support some form of savings or investment (higher education, retirement, or homeownership), but wealthier households receive most of the benefits. PolicyLink, CFED, and the Asset Funders Network will host a webinar to explore who benefits from federal tax expenditures by income, race, ethnicity, and zip code, and how tax policy proposals could expand savings and investment opportunities for lower-income households and households of color. Speakers include Amanda Feinstein, senior program officer at the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, and Benjamin H. Harris, policy director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution. The webinar will be held from 2-3 p.m. EST.