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Jan 25: Insights 2019 Policy Conference

Georgia Budget & Policy Institute’s annual policy conference will provide up-to-date budget and public policy information through timely briefings, salient speakers, networking and more. Local and national speakers will present on critical topics including health care, education and how public policy can be used as a tool to achieve economic opportunity for everyone.

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Insights 2019 Schedule

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration, networking, breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Welcome remarks from GBPI Executive Director Taifa Butler
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Legislative panel
9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 2020 state budget analysis with GBPI analyst panel and Q&A
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Concurrent sessions

  1. Improving Health at the Intersection of Wealth, Education and Criminal Justice. This session will feature speakers with expertise in wealth-building, criminal justice and education as it relates to health, including:
    • Abby Hughes Holsclaw, senior director at Asset Funders Network and an expert on asset building and financial security issues
    • Veda Johnson, M.D., assistant professor at Emory University with 20 years of experience in establishing school-based health centers in Georgia
    • Marissa McCall Dodson, award-winning lawyer and public policy director for the Southern Center for Human Rights
  2. Beyond Full Funding: Strategies to Drive Equity in School Funding. This session will focus on strategies to drive equity and student, teacher and school success across the state and will feature Richard Woods, Georgia’s state school superintendent who holds state and national recognition for educational leadership and influence.
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Keynote panel conversation: Policy as a Tool to Achieve Equity. This year’s keynote panelists will include:

  • Darrick Hamilton, professor and director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy at The New School. Darrick is a nationally recognized economist whose work focuses on the causes, consequences and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality.
  • Gigi Pedraza, executive director and founder of The Latino Community Fund. Gigi is an influential leader, social entrepreneur and nonprofit professional.
  • Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. Ai-jen is an award-winning activist, thought leader, social innovator and a leading voice in domestic workers’ rights and family care advocacy.
1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Closing remarks

With these leaders and additional distinguished speakers, Insights 2019 will provide important perspective and analysis for moving Georgia forward as a new slate of elected leaders assume the helm and the state legislature gets to work.

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