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News from EPI Media Advisory: EPI to host symposium celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern, the Economic Policy Institute will host a symposium celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE). The event will bring together several of the nation’s eminent scholars, political thinkers, policy advocates, and activists for racial economic justice to engage in a discussion about what we know about racial economic inequality, policies for advancing greater economic justice, and the role of EPI and PREE in promoting this agenda as we embark upon the next decade of mobilizing economic research to address socioeconomic and racial injustices.

Who: Reverend William J. Barber, II: President and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, architect of the Moral Mondays movement in North Carolina, and Co-chair of the Poor People’s Campaign

Nina Banks: Associate Professor of Economics, Affiliated Faculty in Women’s and Gender Studies and Africana Studies, Bucknell University

Jessica Fulton: Director, Economic Policy, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Darrick Hamilton: Director of PhD Program in Public and Urban Policy, and Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, The New School for Social Research

Tressie McMillan Cottom: Assistant Professor of Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University

Marie Mora: Professor of Economics and Director, American Economic Association Mentoring Program, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valle

Connie Razza: Vice President, Policy and Research, Demos

William Spriggs: AFL-CIO Chief Economist and Professor of Economics, Howard University

Jeannette Wicks-Lim: Associate Research Professor, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

When: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

Where: The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection
1127 Connecticut Avenue Northwest
Washington, DC 20036

To RSVP, please email