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Social Security on the Rocks: What's at Stake for Younger Women

May 18, 2011
When May 18, 2011
from 02:30 PM to 04:30 PM
Where WIN Office, 1050 17th St NW, Suite 600
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Join the WIN Labor Network for a candid conversation and panel discussion on younger women and social security:

Social Security on the Rocks: What’s at Stake for Younger Women

When: Wednesday, May 18, 6:30-8:30 pm

Where: WIN Office, 1050 17th St NW, Suite 600

RSVP by May 16th to labor@winonline.org

Themed beverages will be served.

As a young woman, what should I know about retirement security?  A group of panelists will address how Social Security affects women and younger people and discuss work being done to protect Social Security.  Panelists will also debunk myths and misinformation about Social Security circulated among policymakers, politicians, and the media.

Panelists:

Lara Hinz, Program Director, Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement; will discuss the importance of planning for a secure retirement as a younger woman and the critical role Social Security plays in women’s economic security in retirement.

Kathryn Edwards, Research Assistant, Economic Policy Institute; will provide a brief overview of Social Security as a program and will discuss social insurance and investment risks over the course of the work life.

Youngmin Yi, Mariam K. Chamberlain Fellow, Institute for Women’s Policy Research; will discuss the importance of Social Security to women of color and its strength as an anti-poverty program. She will also describe efforts to engage women’s groups in the effort to strengthen the program.

Melissa Byrne, Online Campaigns Coordinator, Strengthen Social Security Campaign; will discuss the Strengthen Social Security campaign and ways for younger women to get involved in the effort to strengthen this important program.

Moderator:

Jocelyn Fischer, Special Assistant to the President, Institute for Women’s Policy Research; Blogger/contributor to the Social Security Media Watch Project blog.

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