Future of Work Events

Joint Center Hosts Convening on the Future of Work in Philadelphia

On February 7, 2020, the Joint Center, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, and The City of Philadelphia hosted a day-long convening at the Comcast Technology Center in Philadelphia, PA to discuss the challenges and solutions for the Black residents of Philadelphia regarding the future of work. Joint Center President Spencer Overton kicked off the conversation with a…

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Joint Center Hosts Convening on the Future of Work in Atlanta

On October 29, 2019, the Joint Center, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation, and the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies hosted a day-long convening at the Andrew Young School in Atlanta, GA to discuss the challenges and solutions for the Black residents of Atlanta regarding the future of work. Participants, including scholars, community leaders, entrepreneurs, technologists, members of…

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Joint Center Shares New Data at Rep Lisa Blunt Rochester’s CBC ALC Forum

On September 13, Joint Center President Spencer Overton shared new data and a 6-page fact sheet, Improving Training to Brighten the Future of Black Workers, at Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester’s CBC ALC forum, Disruption or Innovation: A Blueprint for the Black Community in the Tech-Age. Ahead of the forum’s conversation, Spencer revealed the Joint Center’s new findings that…

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Joint Center President Spencer Overton Gives Keynote Talk on the Black Rural South and the Future of Work with Local Mississippi Leaders

On August 9, Spencer was a keynote speaker at One Voice Mississippi Black Leadership Institute in Tunica, Mississippi. During the event, Spencer presented on the Joint Center’s current “Future of Work and the Black Rural South” research to over 25 local elected and emerging leaders. After quickly reviewing the role of Black enslaved persons in…

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Joint Center Hosts Convening on the Future of Work in Chicago

On April 26, 2019, the Joint Center, Comcast-NBCUniversal, and Black Action in Public Policy Studies (a student group at the University of Chicago) hosted a day-long convening at the UChicago to discuss solutions for the Black residents in Chicago as it relates to the future of work.Participants, including local workforce boards, community leaders, coding groups,…

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Joint Center Moderates Rep. Blunt Rochester’s CBC Future of Work Session

On Saturday, September 15 Joint Center President Spencer Overton moderated Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester’s 2018 CBC ALC Policy Session workshop: “The Future of Work: What’s Next?” Congresswoman Blunt Rochester (D-DE) is a member of the U.S. House Committee on Education and Workforce, and is a former Delaware Secretary of Labor and CEO of the Metropolitan…

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