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Foundation Center Launches “Philanthropy In/Sight,” July 13, 2009

Drawing on data from the American Human Development Index and the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, “Philanthropy In/Sight” is a one-of-a-kind data visualization platform for better understanding the impact of philanthropy throughout the world.

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National Civic Summit, July 15-17, 2009

Sarah Burd-Sharps presents “The Measure of America: Moving Beyond Wealth to Measuring Progress” as part of the National Civic Summit in Minneapolis: 3PM, Friday, July 17, Minneapolis Hilton Salon Stage.

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Chicago Access Network TV, November 30, 2008

“The Measure of America: Bringing Human Rights Home” to be aired at 3:00pm on Chicago Access Network TV21 featuring a panel discussion with co-director Sarah Burd-Sharp.

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Illinois 2008 Poverty Summit, December 10, 2008

For those in Illinois, Sarah Burd-Sharps, Co-director of the Measure of America, is scheduled to speak on a plenary panel for the state on December 10, 2008.

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Carnegie Council on Ethics in International Affairs, December 4, 2008

Presented by the authors of The Measure of America, the Carnegia Council is hosting a discussion on the progress of the United States compared with other OECD nations on measures of human development. Below is the event’s information and website:

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Altarum Policy Roundtable, October 23, 2008

“Measuring Human Development in America,” was presented at the Altarum Institute, a DC-based nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization serving government and private-sector clients.

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Southern California Grantmakers, November 19, 2008

For those in SoCal, the authors of The Measure of America will be giving a plenary speech at the Southern California Grantmakers 35th Annual Conference on November 19th.

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Shriver Center Dialogue, October 17, 2008

The Measure of America co-author Sarah Burds-Sharp will join others on a panel to discuss the meaning of human rights in the United States. Sponsored by the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the dialogue will take place on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 8:15am CDT in Chicago, IL. For more information, please visit the event’s website.

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Seminars: Failing Health In America, October 1, 2008

The authors of The Measure of America, Sarah Burd-Sharps and Kristen Lewis, will be presenting a series of tele-seminars sponsored by The Foundation for American Communications (FACS). The next two seminars are scheduled for October 1st and 8th at 2:00pm ET and will cover the topic of education disparities. Afterwards on October 14th and 21st, there will be two additional teleseminars on standard of living at 2:00pm ET on each of those dates as well. For more information and to register for free, click here.

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Invitation to Testify Before Congress, July 23, 2008

Just one day after the launch, the report’s authors were invited by Senator Charles Schumer of New York, Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, to testify at a hearing next week entitled “How Much More Can American Families Be Squeezed By Stagnant Wages, Skyrocketing Household Costs, And Falling Home Prices?”

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