Day 2: Community Development - February 13, 2018 (Tuesday)

DOING GOOD IN UNCERTAIN TIMES: STORIES FROM LEADERS IN SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, HEALTHCARE ACCESS, AND IMMIGRATION REFORM

4:00PM-4:30PM Opening Reception: @ 2nd Floor Concourse

4:30PM-5:30PM Keynote: Navigating Challenges in Community-Based Social Entrepreneurship @ 2400

Mission-driven businesses are gaining traction in the U.S. as a means to sustain community development through market-based approaches. However, social entrepreneurs face unique challenges. This workshop will explore how successful entrepreneurs overcome these hurdles and learn from failure to sustain positive investment in their communities.

5:45PM-6:45PM Panel 1: Barriers to Quality, Affordability, and Access to Healthcare in the U.S. @ 2410

The accessibility and quality of healthcare in the United States is quickly devolving under the current administration. Increasing costs are driving disparities in health outcomes, creating barriers to the achievement of health equity. This panel discussion will focus on the uncertainty surrounding the future of the Affordable Care Act and the current national debate on healthcare as a fundamental human right versus a market commodity. Panelists from local community organizations will speak about the structure, barriers, and challenges the U.S. healthcare system faces.

5:45PM-6:45PM Panel 2: Current Challenges for Refugees and Immigrants within our Community @ 2200

The challenges facing immigrants and refugees in the U.S. is a leading topic of national conversation, increasingly so due to ongoing conflicts in countries like Syria. This panel will explore how immigrants and refugees in the greater Yale community have been impacted by the U.S.’ rapidly-changing domestic policies and how the organizations that support these populations are responding.

7:00PM-8:00PM Closing Reception @ Bekenstein Atrium