Research & Rye: Benefits Cliffs

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Research & Rye: Benefits Cliffs

Research & Rye is a new event series that brings people together for an evening of whiskey tasting, & discussion about our latest research.

By The Inclusive Economy Lab

When and where

Date and time

Tuesday, June 27 · 5:30 - 7pm CDT


Frontier 1072 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL 60642


5:15 PM

Doors Open

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Whiskey Tasting and Networking

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Panel Discussion

Kat Schaeffer

Joel K. Johnson

Commissioner Donna Miller

Sonja Crum Knight

Join Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, Joel K. Johnson of TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), and Sonja Crum Knight, Chief Programs and Impact Officer, Carole Robertson Center as...

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

We cordially invite you to join us for an engaging discussion at the summer edition of our new event series "Research & Rye". This event aims to shed light on the crucial topic of benefits cliffs and delve into the findings of our groundbreaking paper, "Exploring Benefits Cliffs: CCAP as a Case Study."

During this event, we will explore one of the key challenges hindering economic mobility—benefits cliffs. These cliffs occur when increased income leads to a reduction or loss of public assistance, leaving families in a financially disadvantaged position. This issue persists across various public assistance programs, posing a significant obstacle to wage growth and wealth creation for numerous families across the United States.

To shed light on this topic, we have assembled a dynamic panel of experts who will provide invaluable insights and perspectives. We are delighted to welcome Cook County Commissioner Donna Miller, sixth district, Joel K. Johnson, CEO of TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), Sonja Crum Knight, Chief Programs & Impact Officer, Carole Robertson Center, alongside community members who will share their experiences and thoughts on benefits cliffs and the path to overcoming them.

Please join us on June 27th for a special evening featuring a curated whiskey tasting, lite bites, and a great discussion.

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