Close to 15,600 adults living in Philadelphia work full-time, yet live below the poverty line. At the national level, wage inequality is a growing problem, as wages continue to surge for those at the highest income levels while remaining stagnant for low wage workers and those lacking a college degree. Join us for a half-day conference on the importance of fair wages in promoting greater economic mobility for Philadelphia’s workforce. The event will feature keynote speaker Anne Price from the Insight Center for Community Economic Development in Oakland, California, followed by a panel discussion with local and national experts.
Lunch and registration (12:30 – 1:15 pm)
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Mitchell Little, Executive Director, City of Philadelphia, Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity
Anne Price, President, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Q&A with Keynote speaker
Remarks: Mayor Jim Kenney
Andre Butler, Board Member, Philadelphia Unemployment Project
Sue Hoffman, Senior Associate of Innovation, Philadelphia Works, Inc.
Jeannette Huezo, Executive Director, United for a Fair Economy, Boston, MA
Mark Price, Labor Economist, Keystone Research Center, Harrisburg, PA
Mitchell Little, Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity