Presented by the NYU Wagner Women of Color Policy Network.

In September 2010, Congress will reauthorize the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families or “TANF” and have the opportunity to strengthen the economic security and well-being of women and children.  Reauthorization comes at a time when many families are struggling to make ends meet, the national unemployment rate continues to climb and the number of women and families living at or below the federal poverty line is increasing.

Join us for a moderated discussion with Margaret Simms, Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute and Avis Jones-Deweever of NCNW’s Research, Public Policy, and Information Center to explore the goals and priorities for reauthorization and what must be done to improve the safety net for women and families. Opening remarks by Irasema Garza, President of Legal Momentum.