Regional Event in Puget Sound

Puget Sound: 2023 Poverty Summit

New Research Inititaives Imagining a Just Economy

What the last several years taught us about how labor market dynamics and other policy choices can affect work and well-being? Join us to learn about research on work and other supports and to discuss additional policy ideas that might help promote a more just economy.

Topics and sessions will include:

  • The promise and limits of tight labor markets to advance worker well-being, particularly for low-paying jobs
  • Research on wage and other inequities in the restaurant industry and human services sectors
  • Deeply held narratives which shape our understanding of and relationship to work
  • Policies and benefits that can support well-being and how they interact with the labor market
  • Emerging policies and strategies to support economic well-being in our region

Featured speakers include:

  • Elizabeth Jacobs, Deputy Director, WorkRise, and co-author, Moving the Needle: What Tight Labor Markets Do for the Poor
  • Anne Price, Co-founder, Maven Collaborative

This will be an in-person event at UW’s Center for Urban Horticulture. We hope you can be part of this conversation.

To register for this in-person event please contact Annette Case at

This event is presented in partnership with the West Coast Poverty Center.

The University of Washington is committed to providing access and accommodation in its services, programs, and activities. To make a request connected to a disability or health condition contact the WCPC at (206)685-7727 or by September 1st.