Past Event

Putting Men at the Heart of the Work-Family Debate

Tue, Feb 22 2011 - 6:00pm

Putting Men at the Heart of the Work-Family Debate

This program is postponed

Joan Williams, Distinguished Professor of Law, Founder/Director, Center for Work Life Law, UC Hastings; Author, Reshaping the Work-Family Debate: Why Men and Class Matter

In conversation with Mary Cranston, Firm Senior Partner and Immediate Past Chair, Pillsbury

Discussions about work and family have focused largely on women. Williams shifts attention to men and the pressure to be a “good provider.” Some critics argue that U.S. parents of both sexes face the most family-hostile public policy in the developed world due in part to Americans’ increasingly negative attitudes toward government. Williams articulates a strategy for reversing this trend by bridging the largely unrecognized “class culture gap” between progressives and the working class.

MLF: Business & Leadership
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$8 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Kevin O'Malley