A Vision For A Brighter Future
The future of our country depends on the economic viability of working families. It is imperative to prioritize the engagement of parents in the workforce by developing a multifaceted approach that creates pathways to sustainable work, in addition to investing in the future of our country’s children now.
The Sylvia Cotton Center for Policy Innovation builds on a long history of advocating for public policy through a grassroots organizing lens — as initiated by Illinois Action for Children’s founder, Sylvia Cotton, more than 45 years ago.
The Center will allow us to build on our history by broadening the scope and depth of our work through the development of a policy platform that addresses the challenges facing working families and their children.
To launch the Center, we are hosting an inaugural Symposium that will convene a panel of local and national thought leaders to address the state of working families in the United States and the myriad challenges they face with a focus on:
- A two-generation approach for children and families
- Supports for working families
- Changes in the labor market
Guest Speaker: Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress
Dr. Terri J. Sabol, Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University
Dorian Warren, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, the School of International and Public Affairs, and the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University
- 11:00 am: Registration
- 11:30 am: Welcome & Lunch
- 12:00 pm: Special Guest Speaker & Panel Discussion
Valet parking is available.
For more information, contact: [email protected]
Special thanks to our Advocate Sponsor for their support of this event!
The Sylvia Cotton Center for Policy Innovation is made possible by a generous gift from Richard Cotton.