Moderated by: Megan Beyer, Regular Panelist, PBS To the Contrary
Nadine Burke-Harris, Founder and CEO, Center for Youth Wellness
Ai Jen Poo, Director, National Domestic Workers Alliance
Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College
Megan Beyer is a democratic commentator who began as a journalist in 1984 covering Virginia Politics. She has appeared on many national and local television news programs including Nations Business Today on ESPN and Healthweek on PBS and PBS the Business Channel. A member of the Virginia State Board for Community Colleges, the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum and Virginia NARAL, Ms. Beyer is active in state and national democratic campaigns.
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris is founder and CEO of Center for Youth Wellness (CYW). She has earned international attention for her innovative approach to addressing adverse childhood experiences as a risk factor for adult disease such as heart disease and cancer. Her work has demonstrated that it’s time to reassess the relationship between poverty, child development and health, and how the practical applications of the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study can improve health outcomes.
Beverly Daniel Tatum
Scholar, teacher, author, administrator and race relations expert, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum is the ninth President of Spelman College.
Ai-jen Poo, Director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA) and Co-director of the Caring Across Generations campaign, has been organizing immigrant women workers since 1996. In 2000 she co-founded Domestic Workers United, the New York organization that spearheaded the successful passage of the state’s historic Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in 2010. In 2007, DWU helped organize the first national domestic workers convening, out of which formed the NDWA. Ai-jen serves on the Board of Directors of Momsrising, National Jobs with Justice, Working America, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and the National Council on Aging. Among Ai-jen’s numerous accolades are the Ms. Foundation Woman of Vision Award, the Independent Sector American Express NGen Leadership Award, Newsweek’s 150 Fearless Women list, and TIME’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.