Future of Work


Joint Center Moderates Autonomous Vehicles Plenary at Black Mayors’ Conference

The April 27 plenary session at the African American Mayors Association (AAMA) Annual Conference featured Malcom Glenn of UBER, Ellie Casson of Waymo, Rena Davis of Lyft, and Simone Brody of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities. Alonzo Byrd of Enterprise Car Rental opened the session with remarks (Enterprise was the panel sponsor).

Joint Center President Spencer Overton moderated and facilitated an in-depth discussion on how autonomous vehicles will change cities and counties with large Black populations, including changes to the lives of workers. The panel discussed ways city leaders can help their communities better prepare for autonomous vehicles. Spencer then opened up the floor for questions from the approximately 100 people in attendance that included African American mayors, Business Council partners, and others.

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.