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Black Policy Lab – CBCF ALC Pre-Conference Summt

Think Rubix, a social impact and consulting firm based in Washington, DC, organized a day-long summit on key issues facing the African American community. The summit highlighted topics relating to Black women, Justice & White Supremacy, Invisible Violence (Guns, Water, Education), and the future of the economy. The Joint Center’s Harin Contractor, Workforce Policy Director, participated in the panel about the future economy and how it affects the Black community.

Along with Harin were Dr. Algernon Austin, economist at Demos; Dr. Avis Jones DeWeever, CEO, The Exceptional Leadership Institute; and Tamika Mallory, Co-Chair & President, Women’s March.

The discussion started by focusing on the basic trends and economic barriers facing the community, but shifted to immediate and longer term policy solutions to allow for greater access and economic gains for the community.

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The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, America’s Black think tank, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1970 and based in Washington, DC. The Joint Center's mission is to inform and illuminate the nation's major public policy debates through research, analysis, and information dissemination in order to improve the socioeconomic status of Black communities in the United States; expand their effective participation in the political and public policy arenas; and promote communication and relationships across racial and ethnic lines to strengthen the nation's pluralistic society.