Past Events

Disrupt Disparities in Retirement Readiness

December 6, 2018


After a lifetime of work, everyone deserves a dignified retirement. But our retirement system leaves a majority of New York workers without access to an employer-sponsored retirement account. Worse, some groups are more vulnerable than others and are at an even greater risk of falling into poverty as they retire.

That's why SCEPA’s Retirement Equity Lab and AARP NY held an expert panel discussion on disrupting the racial and ethnic disparities among New Yorkers’ retirement readiness.

The evening began with a 5 pm reception with refreshments before the panel discussion. At 6 pm, ReLab’s economists presented new data describing New Yorkers’ retirement savings level by race, class, and income. The presentation was followed by a panel discussion on possible solutions with elected officials, policy experts, advocates, and local community leaders.

The panel discussion featured:

Asian American Federation Director Jo-Ann Yoo
NYC Central Labor Council President Vincent Alvarez
New Economy Project Deputy Director Alexis Iwanisziw

Moderator: Helaine Olen, author and Washington Post columnist 

Thank you for joining us in paving the road to an inclusive solution to New York’s retirement crisis.