WASHINGTON, June 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the National Academy of Social Insurance:
A day-long forum to celebrate and reflect on the legacy and vision of Social Security and its importance as a critical income security program that must be preserved and strengthened. Sessions include keynote by Peter Orszag of OMB and a debate between Dean Baker and Douglas Holtz-Eakin on "Can We Afford Social Security?" and discussions of Social Security's impact on communities of color. Visit www.nasi.org for a full agenda.
This event is co-sponsored by the Insight Center for Community Economic Development's Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative and the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI).
Tuesday, June 22, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
- Peter R. Orszag, Director, Office of Management and Budget
- Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif., U.S. House of Representatives
- Kilolo Kijakazi, The Ford Foundation
- Eric Rodriguez, National Council of La Raza
- Avis Jones-DeWeever, National Council of Negro Women
- Michael Graetz, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Sessions Will Explore:
- How did Social Security evolve over the first 75 years?
- What is its role as an economic stimulus? As a drain on the federal budget?
- How do America's diverse families and elders rely on Social Security?
- What are the attitudes toward Social Security by the growing population of color?
- What improvements are needed for workers of color and women?
The Insight Center for Community Economic Development (www.insightcced.org) is a national research, consulting and legal organization dedicated to building economic health in disenfranchised communities. It is leading a national effort to close the racial wealth gap in the United States for the next generation.
The National Academy of Social Insurance (www.nasi.org) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.
SOURCE National Academy of Social Insurance