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Date: Thursday, May 30th, 2024

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM ET

Location: Georgetown University Law Center

                 500 First St NW

        Washington, D.C. 20001

Peter Edelman, Faculty Director of the Georgetown Center for Poverty and Inequality, is pleased to welcome Lelaine Bigelow as GCPI’s new Executive Director.

Lelaine Bigelow is a changemaker and advocate for racial and gender equity. She has dedicated her career to turning ambitious policy ideas into long-term change, helping to pass paid leave laws, expand access to housing and caregiving, and increase job opportunities for women and people of color. 

As a first-generation Filipina-American, Lelaine grew up in a neighborhood where the entrance wasn’t marked with a sign, but with a junkyard. Motivated by her own lived experience and her advocacy expertise, she has a bold vision to tackle poverty by elevating lived experience in research and advocacy and shifting the policy narrative. During Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join us as we welcome our new leader!

During the event, Lelaine will share her vision for GCPI’s new era and feature messages from special guests.