Caring Across Generations Teams With Springbank Collective, Equimundo and Paid Leave For All to Spotlight the Role of Men in Caregiving

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona; Commentator Chris Hayes; Filmmaker David Fortune; Filmmaker and Journalist Richard Lui; Actor, Comedian, and Disability Advocate Steve Way and Others to Share Their Caregiving Journeys

New YorkCaring Across Generations is partnering with Springbank Collective, Equimundo, and Paid Leave for All for a Father’s Day brunch on Friday, June 14 to celebrate the 44 million men who serve as caregivers. The event seeks to shift the way our society talks about and values care across the lifespan by identifying caregivers’ needs, supporting men as caregivers, and forging community. 

Two in five family caregivers across the U.S. are men, with upwards of 16 million men caring for an aging relative or someone with a chronic illness or disability. Young fathers play increasingly dynamic and significant roles in parenting. Yet, caregiving men remain more isolated, struggling to ask for help. The majority of men in caregiving roles have reported feeling unprepared to take on care responsibilities. 

During the event, leaders from across the entertainment, business and policy sectors will discuss what’s at stake for men in changing how our society supports and values care at every stage of life, and how men can be a part of the solution for families and as a nation. 

Event Details:

    • When: Friday, June 14th, 9:30 a.m – 12:00 p.m. 
    • Where: SONA, 36 E 20th St New York, NY
    • What: Spotlight on the experiences of caregiving men and the solutions that will support men who are fathers and family caregivers
    • Who: 75 leaders from entertainment, business, and policy sectors
  • Confirmed speakers with more to come:
      • U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona
      • Ai-jen Poo, executive director of Caring Across Generations
      • Chris Hayes, American commentator and television news anchor
      • Gary Barker, president and CEO of Equimundo
      • David Fortune, filmmaker (the upcoming Color Book)
      • Maneesh K. Goyal, owner of SONA
      • Joél Leon, author and culture critic 
      • Richard Lui, MSNBC journalist 
      • Steve Way, actor, comedian and disability advocate


Caring Across Generations is a national organization of family caregivers, care workers, disabled people, and aging adults working to transform the way we care in this country so that care is accessible, affordable, and equitable — and our systems of care enable everyone to live and age with dignity. To achieve our vision, we transform cultural norms and narratives about aging, disability, and care; win federal and state-level policies; and build power amongst the people touched by care. For more information, visit