Social Security Grant-Making: Sharing the Results

July 11, 2007, 9:30 am 5:00 pm
Location
The Ford Foundation
New York, NY
United States
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9:30am Breakfast

10:00am Welcome and Plan for the Day
Kilolo Kijakazi, Program Officer and moderator for the day
Susan Berresford, President, The Ford Foundation
Pablo Farías, Vice President, Asset Building and Community Development
Frank DeGiovanni, Director, Economic Development

10:30am Why Social Security Matters
Kenneth Apfel, Former Commissioner of Social Security

10:45am Social Security in the U.S. and Abroad: A Primer
Citizen’s Guide to Social Security, Steven Sass, Center for Retirement Research, Boston College
Insights from Social Security Reform Abroad, Martin Baily, Peterson Institute
Staying on Purpose: Paying Benefits from Individual Accounts, Michael Graetz, Yale Law School and NASI Panel Co-Chair
Discussion

11:30am BREAK

11:45am Social Security Outreach to Key Communities – Part 1
Reaching African American Communities, Margaret Simms, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
Women’s Stake in Social Security – Research and Outreach, Heidi Hartmann, Institute for Women’s Policy Studies, Susan Scanlan, National Council of Women’s Organizations, and Maya Rockeymoore, National Council of Negro Women
Discussion

12:40pm LUNCH
Why Social Security Policy and Outreach Remain Key, Bob Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

1:45pm Social Security Outreach to Key Communities – Part 2
Reaching Hispanic Workers, Families, and Elders, Max Benavidez, UCLA and Eric Rodriguez, National Council of La Raza
Reaching Journalists, Bob Rosenblatt, former reporter, LA Times
Reaching Young Leaders, Pamela Larson, National Academy of Social Insurance and
Maya Rockeymoore, Global Justice Now
Discussion

2:50pm BREAK

3:05pm How Would Benefit Reductions Affect Individuals and Employers?
Looking at Social Security and Pension Reform Together, Gene Steuerle, Urban Institute
Effect of Benefit Changes on Individuals, Sheila Zedlewski, Urban Institute
Employers’ Responses to Benefit Reductions, Jack VanDerhei, Employee Benefit Research Institute
Discussion

3:50pm Synthesis Findings and Next Steps
Virginia Reno, National Academy of Social Insurance

4:00pm Adjourn