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On Wednesday, June 29, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET, just days after the Supreme Court’s egregious decision overturning the national right to abortion, join leading experts at The Century Foundation to dissect the ruling, its implications, and the paths open to safeguard fundamental reproductive freedoms.
TCF experts with decades of political and policy experience in the fields of health care and maternal health, economic and disability justice, and education will share their reactions to the decision—and discuss how the ruling will make life tougher for tens of millions of Americans across the country, particularly Black, Brown, and low-income communities.
For anyone asking, “What’s next in the wake of Roe?”—it’s a conversation you don’t want to miss.
Live CART and ASL interpretation will be provided.
- Dr. Jamila Taylor, TCF director of health care reform and senior fellow
- Anna Bernstein, TCF health care policy fellow
- Stephanie Hall, TCF higher education policy senior fellow
- Julie Kashen, TCF director of women’s economic justice and senior fellow
- Kimberly Knackstedt, TCF co-director of the Disability Economic Justice Collaborative and senior fellow
Dr. Jamila Taylor is director of health care reform and senior fellow at The Century Foundation, where she leads TCF’s work to build on the Affordable Care Act and develop the next generation of health reform to achieve high-quality, affordable, and universal coverage in America. A renowned health policy expert, Taylor also works on issues related to reproductive rights and justice, focusing on the structural barriers to access to health care, racial and gender disparities in health outcomes, and the intersections between health care and economic justice. Before TCF, Taylor served as senior fellow and director of Women’s Health and Rights at the Center for American Progress (CAP), where she led CAP’s efforts to advance policies that ensure that women have an equal opportunity to live healthy and economically secure lives.
Anna Bernstein is a health care policy fellow at The Century Foundation, where she works on issues related to maternal and reproductive health. Anna previously worked at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, where her projects focused on the intersection of economics and reproductive health policy, and expanding sexual and reproductive health access for community college students. Anna received her MPH from the Maternal and Child Health Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and completed her undergraduate studies at Tufts University. She has held positions with the maternal health section of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), and Planned Parenthood Global. Outside of work, Anna volunteers as a case manager with the DC Abortion Fund.
Stephanie Hall is a senior fellow at The Century Foundation where she works on higher education policy. She is an expert on international higher education and teacher education policy. Stephanie previously worked at the University System of Maryland Office of Academic and Student Affairs on issues including teacher education and workforce development. For the Maryland system, Stephanie coordinated a workgroup on civic education and civic engagement. She also managed statewide projects focused on improving undergraduate student outcomes and equity in STEM education. Stephanie earned her PhD in international education policy at the University of Maryland—College Park. Her dissertation analyzed the network of public and private sector organizations involved in teacher education in Brazil. Stephanie’s work has been published in Teachers College Record as well as in Portuguese-language academic journals. Stephanie also holds an MA in educational leadership and administration from the George Washington University and a BS in middle grades education from Reinhardt College. She grew up in the public schools of metro-Atlanta, Georgia. Prior to earning her PhD, Stephanie taught middle and high school for thirteen years, first in the Atlanta area and then in the Brazilian cities of Porto Alegre and Belo Horizonte.
Julie Kashen is a senior fellow and director for women’s economic justice at The Century Foundation, with expertise in work and family, caregiving, economic mobility, and labor. Kashen has more than two decades of experience forwarding these issues in federal and state government and through the nonprofit sector, including helping to draft three major pieces of national legislation. As a labor policy advisor to the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), she helped draft and build momentum for the first paid sick days bill in Congress, the Healthy Families Act.
Kim Knackstedt is a senior fellow and co-director of The Century Foundation’s Disability Economic Justice Collaborative, where her work focuses on economic justice for people with disabilities and their families. She previously has served in disability policy positions in Congress and the White House. She brings experience as a classroom teacher of students with disabilities and as a person with chronic illness to her policy perspectives. In 2016, Kim was the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Public Policy Fellow, serving on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. From 2017 to 2019, she served as the disability policy advisor for Chairman Bobby Scott on the Committee on Education and Labor in the U.S. House of Representatives. From 2019 to 2021, she was the senior disability policy advisor for Senator Patty Murray on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in the U.S. Senate. In January 2021, Kim was appointed as the first director of disability policy for the Domestic Policy Council for the Biden–Harris Administration. Kim received her Bachelor of Education in special education and elementary education from Gonzaga University, Master of Science in Education in special education from the University of Kansas, and PhD in special education and policy from the University of Kansas. Kim grew up in Oregon and lived in Kansas for several years before moving to Washington, D.C.