EARNConversations 2021 provided a week-long series of virtual discussions that lifted up state and local policy research from across the Network and provided EARN partners with the ideas and resources needed to better advocate for racial, gender, and economic justice.
This was a pivotal moment during which we had an opportunity to make transformative investments in our communities and reforms to the standards and supports that for too long have left many working people struggling to get by. EARNConversations brought together researchers, advocates, and grassroots organizers to strategize how states and localities can act on the lessons of the past year and use an unprecedented supply of resources to build worker power and improve the well-being of working families.
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State of the National Economy
September 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
How can we achieve more equitable workplaces and labor market outcomes? By forcing through better policies, say EPI economists. In this session, EPI economists and researchers share their take on the current state of the economy and project where they we’re headed. Economist AMA (Ask Me Anything) breakouts will enable participants to engage directly in conversation with EPI economists and researchers on a range of topics including racial and worker justice and labor standards.
- Josh Bivens, Director of Research
- Elise Gould, Senior Economist
- Celine McNicholas, Director of Government Affairs
- Marokey Sawo, State Economic Analyst
- Valerie Wilson, Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE)
- Moderated by David Cooper, Director of EARN and Senior Economic Analyst