Building Public Support for a Robust and Equitable Care Infrastructure: Lessons from the Care Economy Narrative Change Landscape Snapshot
October 26, 2023, 2:00 pm Eastern
Cosponsored with Asset Funders Network, Disability & Philanthropy Forum, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Economic Opportunity Funders, and Grantmakers In Aging
At some point, every one of us will need care or need to provide care. The care economy — historically undervalued and underfunded — is an intersectional and intergenerational issue encompassing childcare and early learning, paid leave, long-term services and supports for older adults and people with disabilities, and supports for paid care workers, including higher wages, benefits, and workplace rights and protections.
COVID-19 allowed us to witness the extraordinary contributions of caregivers and exposed the failings of our nation’s care policies, especially for communities of color. Important work is happening across the country to shape the national dialogue and change the way we think about care. Now is the time to transform public thinking and build support for a robust and equitable care infrastructure.
Join us as we launch a new report supported by the Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund and developed by Asset Funders Network, Disability & Philanthropy Forum, Early Childhood Funders Collaborative, Economic Opportunity Funders, Grantmakers In Aging, and Grantmakers In Health on the care economy narrative change landscape in the U.S. Coming together for the first time across issues and constituencies represented by this diverse range of PSOs, we will discuss the evolving landscape of narrative change efforts across the care economy, lessons being learned by practitioners and by funders, and potential opportunities for further learning and action.
- Anna Shireen Wadia, Executive Director, Care for All with Respect and Equity (CARE) Fund
- Cema Siegel, Co-Director, Economic Opportunity Funders
- Christi Baker, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Asset Funders Network
- Emily Hinsey, Director of Programs, Grantmakers In Aging
- Julie Kashen, Director of Women's Economic Justice and Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation/Principal, Kashen Consulting
- Padmini Parthasarathy, Principal & Founder, Sāmya Strategies