On April 3, 2022, the Frances Perkins Center will hold a free virtual forum, titled “Problem Solving in a Divided America: What Can We Learn From Frances Perkins’ Era? What Can We Do Now?”. The discussion, moderated by Dr. Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, President of Global Policy Solutions, will focus on “how diverse, collaborative, intergenerational problem solvers can—again—shape an upswing in America’s trajectory.”
Panelists at the event include 2022 Frances Perkins Center Intelligence and Courage Awardees:
- Robert Putnam, author of Bowling Alone and co-author of The Upswing – How We Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do it Again
- Shaylyn Romney Garrett, Co-author of The Upswing – How We Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do it Again
- Janet Dewart Bell, Founder of LEAD Intergenerational Solutions and author of Lighting the Fires of Freedom – African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement
Humanity in Action Executive Director Judith Goldstein is a Board Member of the Frances Perkins Center, and Humanity in Action is a program partner for the event. Other program partners include Americans for Democratic Action, Bates College Harward Center for Community Partnerships, the Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, the Maine Chapter of the UN Association-USA, the McKeen Center for the Common Good at Bowdoin College, the Muskie School of Public Service, and the Weissman Center for Leadership at Mount Holyoke College.
The virtual event is free to join; registration is required in advance. Learn more about the Frances Perkins Center here.