About the event
Alternatives is collaborating with Illinois Partners for Human Service and Women Employed to host:
Beyond A Livable Wage: The Right to Thrive
Thursday, June 29th
11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Chicago Teachers Union Foundation
1901 W Carroll Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
Try your hand at getting by with just a “livable wage.” Walk through our live simulation and rise to the challenge of paying rent and your childcare bills while also meeting the regular obstacles that life has in store.
Can you thrive on a livable wage?
12:00 PM – 12:25 PM
Our panel of subject matter experts from the nonprofit sector and community will discuss the realities of the workforce grappling with a livable wage not being enough. The panel will be moderated by Adela Carlin, Director of Grassroots Partnerships at Illinois Partners for Human Service.
12:30 PM – 12:55 PM
Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin
Melissa Conyears-Ervin is the current City Treasurer of the City of Chicago. She believes in the promise of opportunity and the strength of families to effectively address the needs of our communities. As the product of a single-parent household, Melissa has seen firsthand the value of education and faith from her mother. Through hard work and determination, Melissa became the first in her family to graduate from college and earn an MBA from Roosevelt University.