The Blog of the Frances Perkins Center

Celebrate Frances Perkins & the 75th Anniversary of Social Security in film, discussion, art, and conversation

In Events on December 13, 2009 at 6:01 pm

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Harvard Club of New York City
35 West 44th Street
(Discounted parking at Hippodrome Garage across the street)

The kick-off event in our yearlong celebration of what Frances Perkins called her greatest achievement, Social Security.


Please join an exciting group of authors, historians, journalists, artists, and policy experts.

4:00 – 6:30 PM — Two panel discussions: “The Birth of Social Security and the Transformation of America” & “Social Security in the 21st Century”

6:30 – 7:30 PM — Reception with cash bar; unveiling of the new portrait of Frances Perkins by artist Robert Shetterly

7:30 – 8:30 PM — Premiere of documentary, “Lighting the Way: Frances Perkins,” by Karenna Gore Schiff and Catherine Corman, with an introduction by the filmmakers


Host Committee – $150

Registration – $50 ($10 for students with ID)

To register:

For more information:


Co-sponsoring organizations include:

Mount Holyoke Club of New York

Women’s City Club of New York

Harvard Club of New York City

Roosevelt Institute


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