Audio files and PowerPoint presentations of five Congressional briefings on work/life issues

June - October 2006

CEPR Work Family Briefings


Supporting Families — A 5-part Briefing Series that Explores the Challenges Facing Working Families

June - October 2006

Funding generously provided by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Presented by the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

Finding the time: Challenges facing working families

Date: Friday, June 16, 2006

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Location: 512 Senate Hart Building

Ellen Bravo

Former Director 9to5, National Association of Working Women;

Coordinator, Multi-States Working Families Consortium

Heather Boushey

Senior Economist

Center for Economic and Policy Research


Struggling to care: Is the market failing working families?

Date: Monday, June 26, 2006

Time: 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Building

Bob Drago

Professor of Labor Studies and Women's Studies,

Pennsylvania State University

Co-Founder, Take Care Net

Danielle Ewen

Director, Child Care and Early Education Policy
Center for Law and Social Policy


Supporting families: Americans need --and want-- action

Date: Friday, July 21 

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building

Beth Shulman

Lawyer and Consultant focusing on work-related issues, 

Author, The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans

Phil Sparks

Vice President and Co-Founder, 

Communications Consortium Media Center


Supporting families: Individual solutions versus government action

Date: Friday, September 8 

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Building

Ann Crittenden 

Author, If You've Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything and The Price of Motherhood


Supporting families: Opportunities for policymakers to make a difference

Date: Thursday, October 12 

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Location: Mansfield Room (S-207), US Capitol

Eileen Appelbaum

Director, Center for Women and Work, 

Rutgers University

Heidi Hartmann

Director, Institute for Women's Policy Research

Kate Kahan

Director, Work and Family Programs

National Partnership for Women and Families

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