Future of Work

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.”

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.