Groundwork to Co-Host EconCon21: “This gathering could not come at a more urgent time.”
October 4, 2021 Groundwork Collaborative
Groundwork Collaborative, the nonprofit think tank at the forefront of the fight for a more inclusive and equitable economy, is once again co-hosting EconCon, a virtual conference, on October 6-7, 2021. The two-day event comes amid a critical inflection point for workers, families, and the economy as a whole.
“The inequities in our economy had been growing for decades, but the pandemic made them undeniable,” said Lindsay Owens, executive director of Groundwork. “Without smart ideas, transformative policies, and sustained action, millions of people will fall further behind. This gathering of experts, advocates, and policymakers could not come at a more urgent time.”
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WHO: EconCon 2021 has an impressive line-up of speakers and moderators, including:
- Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02)
- Anand Giridharadas, author of Winners Take All, editor-at-Large for TIME, and MSNBC political analyst
- Maurice Mitchell, National Director of the Working Families Party
- Sara Nelson, International President of the Association of Flight Attendants
- Mariana Mazzucato, professor at UCL and author of Mission Economy
- Jamelle Bouie, New York Times opinion columnist
WHAT: Experts, advocates, and organizers will come together on the verge of an historic legislative moment for a two-day virtual event to discuss strategies for building an economy that works for all of us. The two-day event is free and open to the public and includes plenary sessions such as:
- Centering Black Women in our Economic Recovery to Ensure a Full Recovery for All
- In Conversation: Tax Justice for Equity, Economic Growth, and our Democracy
- Owning the Boom: The Transformative Effects of a Full-Employment Economy
- Sectoral Bargaining and the Future of Labor
- How the COVID-19 Pandemic Exposed the Economy’s Precarity and Catalyzed the Most Progressive Economic Policy in a Generation
WHEN: Wednesday, October 6; 12pm – 5pm ET; Thursday, October 7; 12pm – 5pm ET
WHERE: The all-virtual conference will be hosted on the platform, Hopin, with breakout rooms, mainstage speakers, and networking opportunities.
WHY: The past few years have underscored how fragile and unequal our economy has been for decades, especially for historically marginalized communities. At this critical inflection point for our country, we need innovative ideas and structural changes to repair our economy.
EconCon is co-hosted by Center for American Progress, Center for Popular Democracy, Community Change, Dēmos, Economic Policy Institute, Economic Security Project, Groundwork Collaborative, Omidyar Network, Roosevelt Institute, and Washington Center for Equitable Growth. For more information about EconCon visit econcon.com and register for the convening here and follow us on Twitter at #EconCon.