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Black America: The Economic State of Emergency

June 18, 2010 @ 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

IPS scholar Dedrick Muhammad will speak on the human face of the racial divide and the economic crisis.


Welcome: Rick Adams, Chair of the IBW Board of Directors and Convener for the Commission Overview and Introduction of the Shirley Chisholm Presidential Accountability Commission Members

Opening remarks: Dr. Elsie Scott, President Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Greetings: Hon. John Conyers*, Member of Congress
Hon Barbara Lee*
, Member of Congress

1- 2:30 PM
Public Panel One: The Human Face of the Economic Crisis

  • Moderator: Attorney Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst, Open Society Foundation, Washington, DC
  • Mr. Walter Fields, Executive Editor, North Star News, Newark, New Jersey
  • Dedrick Muhammad, Senior Organizer and Research Associate for the Program on Inequality and the Common Good, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC
  • Ms. Faye Moore, President, Social Services Employees Union Local 371, New York, New York

2:30- 4 PM
Public Panel Two: Legislative and Policy Solutions to the Economic Crisis

  • Moderator: Dr. Duchess Harris, Associate Professor, American Studies, Macalester College, St. Paul, MN
  • Dr Ron Walters, Pre-eminent political scientist, author, distinguished leadership scholar, College Park, MD
  • Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President, Bennett College for Women, economist, author, commentator, Founder & Thought Leader of Last Word Productions, Inc, Bennett College, Greensboro, NC
  • Erica L. Williams, Deputy Director for Progress 2050, Center for American Progress, Washington DC

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June 18, 2010
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Room 2237
Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC United States
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