Joint Center President Joins Juneteenth Panel ‘From Pain to Protest to Policy’ with Senator Kamala Harris and More

On Juneteenth (June 19), Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined the From Pain to Protest to Policy panel at JusticeCon: A Path Towards Freedom on Juneteenth hosted by The Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral of New York. Other panelists included Prince George County Executive Angela Alsobrooks, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA), Washington DC Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Roger Mitchell, and Kingdom Fellowship AME Church Executive Minister Rev. Matthew L. Watley.

The panel served to “explore the complexity of reforming policing, highlight the barriers to ensuring accountability and justice for racist policing practices, and discuss opportunities to get civically engaged and demand much-needed policy changes at the local, state, and federal levels.”

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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.