Hill Diversity

Joint Center Honors Black Chiefs of Staff During CBC Week

On September 12, the Joint Center and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law co-hosted a reception to honor Black chiefs of staff on the Hill.

Joint Center President Spencer Overton and Lawyers’ Committee President and Executive Director Kristen Clarke gave remarks ahead of the dinner reception.

It was an event to bring awareness about the lack of Black top staff, but also to celebrate the Black staff in our presence today, and the difficult work that they do in representing their boss, district, and state. Their presence and expertise ensure the inclusion of Black interests in the nation’s policy debates and legislation. And we thank and salute them for their service.

About Joint Center

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.