Joint Center Topics–The Future of People of Color:After 7 months of research, we’re excited to unveil our five innovation topic areas. Ultimately, our work will answer the following questions: How will automation, artificial intelligence, data analytics, and other innovations affect communities of color? How can we mitigate challenges like job loss? How can we take advantage of new opportunities?Please watch our 2-minute video about our innovation work.
Here are our five topics:
- Future of Work
- Equitable Development & Wealth Creation
- Smart Cities
- The Future of Rural Communities of Color (2018)
- Data Analytics (2018)
Joint Center Attends National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women (NOBEL) Conference:The Joint Center’s Adzi Vokhiwa attended the NOBEL Women’s 32nd Annual Legislative Conference on July 1 and spoke on the “Stay Woke: #PolicyforthePeople” panel. During the panel, Adzi highlighted the importance of investing in youth workforce development, the role new technologies can play in stimulating economic development, and the Joint Center’s recent report,5G, Smart Cities & Communities of Color. The conference was attended by more than 100 black women elected officials and activists from across the country.
Joint Center at MMTC’s Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference:On July 20, Joint Center President Spencer Overton spoke at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council’sFinancing America’s Futureconference on the panelInfrastructure, Supplier Diversity, and the Jobs of the Future – The Economic Impact of Broadband Infrastructure Investment under the Trump Administration. Spencer talked about investments in broadband infrastructure in rural communities of color, new economy workforce development, and building a pool of minority contractors to install 5G infrastructure.
#ADayofEquity for 5G:In conjunction with the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s #DayofEquity project, the Joint Center produced a Day of Equity in 5G video. #ADayofEquitywould look like the fifth generation of wireless technology (5G) being accessibleto all working families of color, greater access to online education and workforce training, diverse contractors and workers installing new 5G infrastructure, and opportunities for working families to access new economy jobs.Click here for the 2-minute video.