EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality
WHEN: Wednesday, May 3rd, 9:00am – 11:15am (breakfast & book signing with authors begins at 8:15am)
WHERE: Georgetown Law, Gewirz Student Center, 12th Floor, 120 F St NW, Washington DC 20001
U-M Assistant Professor of Education Christina Weiland will present her new book, Cradle to Kindergarten: A New Plan to Combat Inequality, at a high-level panel of national and local experts focusing on the issues of family leave and early child care and education in Washington, DC on May 3, 2017.
The conference, co-sponsored by U-M’s Poverty Solutions and School of Education,
the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, and the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), will examine early-in-life disparities in the United States and ideas for addressing them.
Weiland will join co-authors Ajay Chaudry, and Taryn Morrissey to discuss a comprehensive, evidence-based strategy that diagnoses the obstacles to early learning and development and charts a path to opportunity for all children.
The event will include a book signing and breakfast with the authors, keynote remarks from distinguished speakers, and a high-level panel of national and local experts focusing on the issues of family leave and early child care and education, followed by an audience Q&A.
The event features speakers, including:
- The Honorable Margaret Hassan, U.S. Senator (D-NH)
- The Honorable Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative (D-CT)
- Ajay Chaudry, book author and Senior Fellow at New York University
- Taryn Morrissey, book author and Associate Professor at American University
- Christina Weiland, book author and Assistant Professor at University of Michigan
- Sarita Gupta, Executive Director of Jobs with Justice
- Olivia Golden, Executive Director of CLASP
- Erin Kramer, Executive Director of One Pennsylvania
- Alia Wong moderator, Associate Editor for Education, The Atlantic