Shriver Summit: The Future of Justice


Shriver Summit: The Future of Justice


December 1, 2017

8:00 am - 5:30 pm


Spertus Institute/Venue SIX10

610 S. Michigan Ave.

Spertus Institute/Venue SIX10 610 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60602 United States


P  773.295.1474


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In these tumultuous times, important anti-poverty programs and civil rights protections face threats at the federal level. We must look at the real and imminent impact these policy changes have on low-income people and communities. The choices that states make will have monumental consequences on the ability of their residents to grow and learn, work, care for loved ones, and live in dignity.

Join the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law for a day-long gathering to examine the future of justice for workers, families, and communities across the country. Tickets are $75, and include breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail reception. 

Keynote Speakers

Dorian Warren

Dorian T. Warren President, Center for Community Change Action, and Vice-President, Center for Community Change. A progressive scholar, organizer and media personality, Dorian Warren has worked to advance racial, economic and social justice for over two decades.

Lisa Marsh Ryerson

Lisa Marsh Ryerson is President of AARP Foundation, the charitable affiliate of AARP. A bold, disciplined, and collaborative leader, she sets the Foundation's strategic direction and steers its efforts to realize an audacious vision: a country free of poverty where no older person feels vulnerable. 

Christina Jimenez

Cristina Jiménez is Executive Director & Co-founder of United We Dream (UWD), the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the country. She has been organizing in immigrant communities for over a decade and was part of UWD's campaign team that led to the historic victory of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in 2012 that protects close to a million young immigrants from deportation. 

Working Agenda

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7:45am Registration with Continental Buffet

8:00am Welcome

8:15 am Breakfast Plenary: Why States Matter with Dorian T. Warren

9:10 am-12:00pm Panel Discussions

Track 1: The Future of the Community

  • Beyond the Courtroom: Combatting Injustices Stemming from the Criminal Justice System
  • The Future of a Welcoming America: Protecting Immigrant Rights to the Safety Net

Track 2: The Future of the Family

  • Defending and Building on Healthcare Gains Under the ACA and Medicaid
  • The State of Public Education: Ensuring Opportunity for Every Child

Track 3: The Future of the Worker

  • The Future of Fair Workplaces
  • State Fiscal Policy: The Road to Prosperity for All

12:10 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch Plenary

1:25 pm - 4:15 pm Afternoon Workshops

Track 1: Framing Your Work

  • Advancing Policy Through Journalism and Community Storytelling
  • The Future of Giving in an Era of Crisis

Track 2: The Next Generation of Advocates

  • Structural Racialization
  • Lawyering in the Community

4:15 pm - 5:30 pm Reception


Event Sponsors

Summit Supporter

  • AARP Foundation

Summit Panel Supporters

  • Joyce Foundation
  • The Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Chicago Foundation for Women

Summit Workshop Supporter

    • Woods Fund Chicago

Summit Issue Supporter

    • W. Clement and Jesse V. Stone Foundation

Official Airline

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