In honor of Black History Month, join the Economic Policy Institute and honorary co-hosts, Rep. Keith Ellison, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Barbara Lee, and Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls), for a conversation about the state of black women in the U.S. economy.
The panel will:
- Discuss unique obstacles to black women’s economic prosperity, systemic and otherwise; and
- Discuss the varied roles that black women play in the U.S. economy and their lived experiences participating in the labor market;
- Share solutions on how the economic landscape for black women can be affected through collective action and advocacy, community-based solutions, and, of course, federal policy.
- Nina Banks, Associate Professor of Economics, Bucknell University
- Shiranthi Goonathilaka, Membership and Communications Manager, Association for Black Economic Power
- Connie Razza, Director of Policy & Research, Demos
- Valerie Wilson, Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy, Economic Policy Institute
- Reps. Keith Ellison, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Mark Pocan will deliver additional remarks.
What: A conversation about the state of black women in the U.S. economy.
When: Thursday, February 15, 11:00 AM–12:15 PM Eastern
Where: 2456 Rayburn House Office Building
To RSVP please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event will be livestreamed at https://www.facebook.com/Keith.Ellison/