Workforce Policy

Joint Center President Joins Virtual ABFE Conference Panel on ‘The Future of Learning & Work in Black Communities’

On April 16, Joint Center President Spencer Overton joined a panel session at the virtual ABFE Conference entitled The Future of Learning and Work in Black Communities. Other panelists included Duke University Sanford School of Public Policy Professor Dr. William Darity Jr., National Black Worker Project Center Executive Director Tanya Wallace-Gobern, and Lumina Foundation Strategy Director Dominique Raymond.

The discussion centered on how learners and workers, employers and industries, postsecondary education and employer training providers are navigating the changing nature of work. This session also explored “the research and proposed solutions on the future of learning and work, its impact on Black communities, and prospective solutions to promote Black economic advancement.”