Although August 28 marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the setting of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, the goals of the march remain largely unfinished. On Monday, July 22, EPI is pleased to invite you to a symposium that will review America’s civil rights successes as well as the significant amount of civil rights work that remains to be done. During the symposium, the speakers will detail how critical achieving the economic goals of the march are to fully transforming the life opportunities for communities of color and America’s working families.
Please join the Economic Policy Institute at the
Unfinished March Symposium
Monday, July 22, 2013
815 16th Street, NW, Samuel Gompers Room
Washington, DC 20005
Symposium: 4:30 p.m.
Reception: 7:00 p.m.
The Forgotten History of the March for Jobs and Freedom
Moderator: Arlene Holt Baker, Executive Vice President, AFL-CIO
Panelists: Clarence Lang, author of Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75
Algernon Austin, Director of the Race, Ethnicity, and Economy Program, Economic Policy Institute
Addressing the Current Economic Crisis Facing People of Color
Moderator: Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director, National Congress of the American Indian
Panelists: William Spriggs, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
Mark Hugo Lopez, Associate Director, Pew Hispanic Center
Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director, National CAPACD
The Politics of Race in America: Are We Making Progress?
Moderator: Mark Levinson, Chief Economist, SEIU
Panelists: Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
Roger A. Clay Jr., former President, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
Kica Matos, Director of Immigrant Rights & Racial Justice, Center for Community Change
Maya Rockeymoore, President and CEO, Global Policy Solutions