Economic Policy

Joint Center President Joins NCNW’s Webinar on the COVID-19 Crisis and the Black Community

On Thursday, April 9, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined NCNW’s webinar, Crisis & Communications Webinar THE PANDEMIC & THE COMMUNITY. During the discussion, panelists discussed the importance of transparency during the coronavirus pandemic, ensuring Black communities are “at the table” when Congress returns and begins to discuss legislation including accessible vote-by-mail and safe in-person voting.

Other speakers included NCNW Executive Director Janice L. Mathis, NCNW National Chair Dr. Johnnetta Betsch Cole, Liquid Capital Alternative Funding Strategic Advisor to Managing Partner James D. Staton, Parks Law, L.L.C. Managing Partner Daryl Parks, The Patillo Law Group, LLC Chief Attorney Robert Patillo, and more.

Watch the conversation below.

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.