The Politics of Care

Tuesday, March 9 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

This is a past event.

When the pandemic closed schools and daycare centers for millions of children in March, it transformed many working parents into teachers and caretakers virtually overnight. COVID-19 outbreaks wreaked havoc on nursing homes, senior centers, and hospital ICUs. During his presidential campaign, Joe Biden unveiled his plan for a massive Medicaid overhaul that addresses both child and elder care as well as support for family caregivers. The new administration is also planning to expand paid family leave policies. How will these changes affect families? Do they go too far or not far enough?

Join our discussion on the politics of care and the new policy changes planned by the Biden Administration. This event is a partnership with the USC Center for the Changing Families and the USC Center for the Political Future.


  • Brencia Berry - Political Director, PL+US Paid Leave For the United States
  • Jimmy Gomez - U.S. Representative (D-CA)
  • Vicki Shabo - Senior Fellow, Paid Leave Policy and Strategy, Better Life Lab at New America
  • Moderated by Jennifer Hook - Professor of Sociology, USC

CLICK HERE to watch the video for "The Politics of Care".

This discussion will be live-streamed to the CPF Facebook page. Email for questions. 

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus


humanities, Politics, Dornsife, cpf, USC_WHM

Center for the Political Future
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