Conference

Join us in Cleveland, Ohio for EARNCon 2020! The 2020 EARN Conference will be held September 30 – October 2, 2020 at the Westin Downtown Cleveland. EARNCon 2020 will lay the groundwork needed for a state and local worker-centered research and policy agenda for 2021 and beyond, highlighting approaches and solutions for racial, economic, and gender justice while also building and strengthening a community of researchers, policy analysts, and grassroots organizers. This year’s EARNCon is being organized in collaboration with the Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) which is dedicated to exploring how race, ethnicity, gender, and class intersect to affect economic outcomes in the United States so that we can craft policies that produce equitable prosperity and opportunity.

EARNCon is a three-day gathering that brings together EARN’s nearly 60 groups from 43 states and Washington D.C. — along with leading economic thinkers, policy experts, labor activists, community organizers, faith leaders, and academic researchers to learn from each other and develop strategies and policies that improve job quality and economic security for all workers while addressing long-standing racial and gender disparities in economic outcomes. Building power in states and cities is more important than ever and EARN is an essential foundation for progressive action across the country.