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The Future of the American Dream, Los Angeles

Thursday, September 8, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

The Future of the American Dream, Los Angeles

In-Person Event | Los Angeles (Baldwin Vista)
Thursday, September 8, 2022
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm PDT


The American people have over the past few decades seen their grip on their economic and personal agency become more tenuous. In California and beyond, wages have stagnated while inflation continues to rise, making incomes that once put workers squarely in the middle class in a position of economic precarity. At the same time, wealth continues to accumulate at record levels among the top 1%, while ordinary Americans struggle through the pandemic, prepare for a recession, and worry about social and economic strife.

Join NationSwell and Council member hosts Mark Loranger + Maria Kim for an informative and engaging dinner conversation where we will tackle questions of how we can restore, or better yet, interrogate and reimagine the American Dream and create an inclusive and equity-driven society and economy that works for all. We will examine where our individual and collective power lies — in the workplace, in the economy, and in our communities — and how we can wield it in solidarity to restore our agency and positively impact our economic and social outcomes.

This participatory event is for local Council members who are interested in social justice, economic opportunity, and generational equity.

Hosted By

Mark Loranger 

President & CEO, Chrysalis

Maria Kim

President & CEO, REDF

COVID-19 In-Person Policy

The health and safety of our NationSwell members, staff, and community is incredibly important to us. In order to keep everyone safe, we require proof of full vaccination from everyone in attendance at the event. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least 14 days after receiving the final vaccine in a one- or two-shot protocol with a vaccine approved by the FDA or WHO (including emergency use authorization). We also encourage all attendees, presenters, and staff to wear a mask when in the event space and not actively eating or drinking

For more information, you can view our Health and Safety Policy here.

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Thursday, September 8, 2022
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PDT
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Mark & Maria’s Home
5201 Obama Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90016 United States
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Event Format
Event Type
Signature Dinner
Council Members
Los Angeles
Theme / Social Issue Area
Social Justice and Economic Opportunity
Practice Areas
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging