Tuesday, October 28, 2008
The Economic Crisis Webcast
Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT / 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PDT
- How we got into this mess.
- What we as a nation and as advocates can do about it.
Financial meltdown, credit crunch, the burst housing bubble, rising unemployment: the economic situation is tumultuous and scary. Between the finance jargon and the finger-pointing about blame, it is pretty hard to understand what's going on and, most important, how to evaluate the solutions being proposed. This webcast is for people who care about rebuilding our economy in a way that includes low- and moderate-income people, both protecting them and recognizing that the only sustainable prosperity is shared prosperity.
You'll learn from experts what you need to know about the current crisis in the economy and in housing, and what Congress and a new Administration may do about it.
Jared Bernstein, Economic Policy Institute, author of Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries)
Jared is famous for plain-English explanations and wit. His quotes and advice are widely sought out by press, candidates, and public officials.
Barry Zigas, Consumer Federation of America
Barry is Housing Policy Director at the Consumer Federation of America, and is a leading expert on low-income housing policy, with previous experience at Fannie Mae and the National Low Income Housing Coalition.
Deborah Weinstein, Coalition on Human Needs
Debbie is Executive Director of CHN. What Congress is considering; practical suggestions about how you can help shape the agenda.
We're Trying Something New!
This event will be webcast live from the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, DC. DC-based advocates will attend. Advocates not based in DC can tune in and watch on their computers. We will leave plenty of time for questions, taking them both from those in the room and from participants watching from undisclosed locations all around the country.
If you can join us in person: please RSVP to Maricela Donahue at
Economic Policy Institute
1333 H Street, NW
For online participation, click here to register.