West Coast Premiere of Fair Play

CCF had the honor of hosting the West Coast premiere of the Fair Play file produced by Hello Sunshine and directed by the First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom on Sept. 30, 2022. After the film, a discussion panel was held featuring Fair Play author Eve Rodsky, Mother Honestly’s CEO Blessing Adesiyan, CCF Co-Director Dr. Darby Saxbe and the First Partner. The discussion was moderated by author of Mommy Burnout, Sheryl Ziegler.

Find out more about Fair Play here.

Tech of Caregiving Panel

The USC Center for the Changing Family (CCF) hosted a virtual panel on Tech of Caregiving. This event featured industry leaders in the fields of technology, child development, and family caregiving.

Our panelists included:

  • Siran Can, Co-Founder and CEO of Mirza, a fintech startup reshaping employer-driven financial products to honor caregiving work and tackle the cost of care.
  • Avni Patel Thompson, Founder and CEO of MILO, the world’s first app to tackle the Invisible Load of running and raising a family via tech solutions.
  • Dr. Harvey Karp, Founder and CEO of Happiest Baby, and creator of SNOO, a new and innovative infant bed that increases a baby’s sleep and reduces the risk of infant sleep death.
  • Michael Levine, Senior Vice President of Noggin, Nickelodeon’s interactive learning platform for young children. Previously, Dr. Levine spent 12 years as the Chief Knowledge Officer at Sesame Workshop, the non-profit behind Sesame Street.

Panel on the Politics of Care

Watch our discussion on the politics of care and the new policy changes planned by the Biden Administration. This event was a partnership with the USC Center for the Changing Families and the USC Center for the Political Future.

The panelists include: Brencia Berry (Political Director, PL+US Paid Leave For the United States), Jimmy Gomez (U.S. Representative (D-CA)), Vicki Shabo (Senior Fellow, Paid Leave Policy and Strategy, Better Life Lab at New America), and moderated by Jennifer Hook (Professor of Sociology, USC).

USC Center for the Changing Family Book Club

In 2022, we hosted a book club featuring all things related to the family in collaboration with the Los Angeles Public Library (LAPL). These sessions included a Q&A with the authors as well as an intro to their books and their work.

January 2022

Topic: Parental Leave

The first ever Book Club of the USC Center for the Changing Family featuring our January pick, The Parental Leave Playbook. Our guest authors, Amy Beacom, Ed.D and Sue Campbell, launched our book club with a conversation on the importance of parental leave and how to navigate it.

February 2022

Topic: Caregiving

We hosed three amazing authors that shared their personal caregiving memoirs for our February Book Club . USC CCF’s Co-Director Darby Saxbe, moderated this event.

March 2022

Topic: Partnership

This month Kate Mangino discussed her soon to be released book, “Equal Partners”. Our very own CCF Faculty Fellow, Zsofia Szojka moderated this conversation.

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