Racism and the Economy: Focus on Employment Racism and the Economy: Focus on Employment

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November 17, 2020
1:00 p.m. ET

In the second installment of the series, the employment session focused on issues related to occupational segregation, discriminatory practices, and employment law. With a bias for action, we invited nonprofit, private, and academic leaders to bring forward proposals offering policy and practice changes to mitigate racial disparities and improve the overall economy. Practitioners and private sector leaders discussed the overall practicality, effectiveness, and opportunities offered by the proposals to remove barriers to equity and improve employment outcomes for workers of color.

Speakers include:

  • Kimberly Adams, Marketplace
  • Byron Auguste, Opportunity@Work
  • Ed Bastian, Delta Air Lines
  • Joshua Bolten, Business Roundtable
  • Raphael Bostic, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Mary C. Daly, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Rebecca Dixon, National Employment Law Project
  • Ashleigh Gardere, PolicyLink
  • Ai-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance
  • William M. Rodgers III, Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University
  • Eric Rosengren, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
  • Valerie Wilson (Keynote), Economic Policy Institute