Official Joint Center Logo

Joint Center Hosts Convening on the Future of Work in Chicago

On April 26, 2019, the Joint Center, Comcast-NBCUniversal, and Black Action in Public Policy Studies (a student group at the University of Chicago) hosted a day-long convening at the UChicago to discuss solutions for the Black residents in Chicago as it relates to the future of work.Participants, including local workforce boards, community leaders, coding groups,…

Read More
Official Joint Center Logo

The Joint Center Commends Sen. Maria Cantwell for Hiring David Strickland, the First Black Senate Full Committee Staff Director in Two Years

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org The Joint Center Commends Sen. Maria Cantwell for Hiring David Strickland, the First Black Senate Full Committee Staff Director in Two Years WASHINGTON — The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies applauded Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science,…

Read More
Joint-Center-Logo-skinny

Joint Center Mourns Loss of Judge Damon J. Keith

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 28, 2019 Contact: press@jointcenter.org Joint Center Mourns Loss ofJudge Damon J. Keith WASHINGTON – United States Court of Appeals Judge Damon J. Keith, who decided many of the nation’s most important school desegregation, employment discrimination, and government surveillance cases, passed away this morning in Michigan at the age of 96. Judge…

Read More
IMG_0131

Joint Center President Joins Two Panels at SXSW

Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined two panels at SXSW in Austin, Texas this year. The first panel, Facing Digitalization: A Workforce at Risk, focused on the challenges brought on by automation and the “solutions for equipping underserved communities with the skills necessary to succeed in tomorrow’s economy.” Panelists included Ron Marlow (Vice President for…

Read More