Joint Center Discusses Digital Equity at 2021 Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual Convention

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison discussed digital equity with Black Public Interest Technologist Co-Founder Fallon Wilson and educational consultant Dr. Cathy Trimble at the 2021 Rainbow PUSH Coalition Annual Convention. Brookings Institution Senior Fellow of Center for Technology Innovation Dr. Nicol Turner Lee moderated the conversation. The event description is as follows:…

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Joint Center Hosts ‘Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South’ Webinar

On July 28, the Joint Center hosted a webinar highlighting the challenges and solutions to expanding broadband in the Black Rural South and featuring findings from our forthcoming report, Affordability & Availability: Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South. Moderated by: Dr. Dominique Harrison, Technology Policy Director, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Panelists…

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Joint Center Joins Session on Key Financial Inclusion Policy Considerations

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined a closed session on key financial inclusion policy considerations for technology-centered financial services providers. She discussed how tech-savvy financial services providers can help build an inclusive economy. Other panelists included Courtney K. Robinson, head of financial inclusion and public policy development at Square, and Michael Wong,…

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Joint Center Participates in Microsoft Panel ‘Reshaping America’s Digital Infrastructure for the 21st Century and Beyond’

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison participated in a Microsoft event entitled Reshaping America’s Digital Infrastructure for the 21st Century and Beyond. Other panelists included Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist, National Digital Inclusion Alliance Executive Director Angela Siefer, and National Skills Coalition Director of Government Affairs Katie Spiker. Microsoft Managing Director of Public…

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Joint Center Releases New Data on Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South

WASHINGTON — Today, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies released an issue brief summarizing the challenges and solutions in expanding broadband in the Black Rural South (Southern rural counties with populations that are 35 percent Black or higher). In the issue brief, Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison found that 38 percent of African Americans…

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Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South

The Joint Center’s issue brief Expanding Broadband in the Black Rural South highlights the challenges and solutions in expanding broadband in the Black Rural South (Southern rural counties with populations that are 35 percent Black or higher). The four-page issue brief, authored by Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison, reveals that 38 percent…

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Biden Budget Would Make Key Workforce Investments For Black Communities

On May 28, 2021, President Biden proposed a $6 trillion budget that explicitly names racial equity as a priority. The president’s fiscal year 2022 budget proposal not only specifies structural racism as a justification for various budget items, but it also proposes several key spending boosts critical to advancing Black communities. One way the ambitious…

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Joint Center Talks About AI Bias on FIU Podcast ‘Tech Conversations’

Joint Center Technology Policy Director Dr. Dominique Harrison joined FIU Ratcliffe Art +Design Incubator’s podcast, Tech Conversations to discuss platform accountability, broadband access privacy, algorithm experience, and how AI bias can “produce discriminatory outcomes for communities of color.” Listen to the full episode below.

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