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Joint Center News: February 28, 2018

We have been spreading the word about the future of work and automation with the National Urban League, Blacks in Government, Comcast New


Joint Center Speaks at Dialogue on Diversity

Joint Center President Spencer Overton spoke at the 2018 Internet Data Privacy Colloquium.  He emphasized that 31% of Latino workers and 27% of Black workers are concentrated in just 30 occupations at high risk to automation.


Joint Center Recommends Geoffrey Starks for FCC

On February 21, 2018, the Joint Center sent a letter to Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) recommending Geoffrey Starks for the Federal Communications Commission.

Joint Center’s Spencer Overton, Uber’s Malcom Glenn, and the National Urban League’s Don Cravins and Kim Atterbury talked about automation, artificial intelligence, and the future of work on the National Urban League’s podcast. 

This month, Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) was re-appointed to the ranking member position on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) was appointed ranking member of the Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship.

Joint Center President Spencer Overton sat down with Comcast Newsmakers to discuss the future of technology and its role in society. 

On February 1, 2018, Joint Center President Spencer Overton presented the keynote address for the National Organization of Blacks in Government (BIG) Summit. 


Joint Center News: January 31, 2018

We recently released a new data brief on race and jobs at high risk to automation, pushed for newly-elected U.S.


Sharing Our Strategic Vision with Key Stakeholders

The Joint Center held two important convenings in January to share its new five-year strategic plan with key partners.