Employment and Jobs

Shelly Steward: How Work and Democracy Intersect

July 1, 2022  • Economic Opportunities Program

In this clip, Shelly Steward (Director, Future of Work Initiative) outlines the intersection between job quality and civic engagement. This snippet comes from the 2022 Aspen Ideas Festival, where Steward and Maureen Conway (Executive Director, Economic Opportunities Program) hosted a discussion on “The Changing Nature of Work and Our Troubled Democracy: Two Sides of the Same Coin?”


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“How can we reimagine work in a way that empowers workers… while also increasing civic engagement?” Speaking at the #AspenIdeas Festival, @shellysteward outlines the intersection between democracy and #jobquality.


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