On November 12, Joint Center President Spencer Overton (class of '93) joined the Harvard Law School Black Alumni Association's panel on the power of inclusion in the political process.

On September 24, Joint Center President Spencer Overton attended the National Action Network's brunch to honor Rev. Al Sharpton's Harold Washinton CBC ALC Phoenix Award.

On September 12, the Joint Center and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law co-hosted a reception to honor Black chiefs of staff on the Hill.

On September 11, Joint Center Board Member and Google Strategic Outreach & Senior Partnerships Counsel Chanelle Hardy was honored for her "bold moves in consumer engagement" at Diverse & Engaged's D&

On August 30, Joint Center Senior Fellow of Diversity & Inclusion Dr. LaShonda Brenson participated in a roundtable,Thinking Outside the Box: Applied Careers in Political Science, at American Political Science Association's annual meeting.