Economic Policy

Joint Center Organizes ‘Black Philanthropy’s Role in Building Multiracial Democracy’ at ABFE 2023 Conference

The Joint Center organized two panel discussions for Harambee 2023, sponsored by the Association of Black Foundation Executives. Joint Center President Spencer Overton moderated the panel, Black Philanthropy’s Role in Building Multiracial Democracy. The panelists discussed the role of Black communities in leading a movement for a truly multiracial democracy that grapples with emerging challenges (e.g., racial entrenchment efforts by a growing white identity movement, zero-sum competitions for political power between Black and Latino communities) and develops strategies to realize systemic change (e.g., reforms to the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Senate, gerrymandering, money in politics, big tech regulation, etc).

Watch the conversation below. For more information on the Joint Center’s other panel, Tax Policy & Black Communities – Making the System Work for All of Us, click here.