WEBINAR: How Personal Responsibility and “Self-Sufficiency” Rhetoric Undermines Support for Public Solutions and What We Can Do About It


Tuesday, March 31, 2015
12:00pm to 1:00pm Central


Public Works is turning webinars inside out to bring you a new “Hash-it-Out” series.  Rather than talking at you – as often happens in webinars – in our Hash-it-Out series we want to talk with you. We have often connected with you one-on-one; now we want to connect you to each other.


In this first Hash-it-Out conversation we will discuss how the concepts of personal responsibility and self-sufficiency get in the way of creating a better public understanding of both the economic barriers that families confront as well as the important ongoing role that government should play in creating an economy that works for all. More importantly, we’ll share ideas, including yours, about what we can do to get this public debate back on track.

Let’s hash this out, learn from one other, and create a community of learning and support.

For this webinar, Public Works staff will be joined by:


  • Gavin Devore Leonard, Executive Director, One Ohio Now
  • Tazra Mitchell, Policy Analyst,North Carolina Justice Center
  • Julie Fisher-Rowe,Senior Framing and Messaging Coordinator,Opportunity Agenda


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