Parita Patel, senior program officer at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, hosted the conversation, and she was joined by Dionne Foster, executive director of Progress Alliance of Washington, Bradley Hardy, an associate professor in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and Jesus Benitez, outreach and recruitment coordinator for the City University of New York’s Fatherhood Academy. 

In order to set new and different conditions that support families’ wellbeing, we must identify and examine our existing systems to remove structural barriers that are impacting children and families in significant ways. An inclusive tax system that promotes shared prosperity and combats structural racism is not only necessary, but is also a possible reality. This conversation was the first in a two-part series.

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