We are excited to continue EARNConversations again this year and provide a week-long series of virtual discussions that lift up state and local policy research from across the Network and provide you with the ideas and resources you need to better advocate for racial, gender, and economic justice.
This is a pivotal moment during which we have an opportunity to make transformative investments in our communities and reforms to the standards and supports that for too long have left many working people struggling to get by. EARNConversations will bring together researchers, advocates, and grassroots organizers to strategize how states and localities can act on the lessons of the past year and use an unprecedented supply of resources to build worker power and improve the well-being of working families.
Economic Recovery & Worker Justice for All: Growing the Economy Through Antiracist Policy
September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
- Kyle Moore (Moderator), Economist, Economic Policy Institute
- Alex Camardelle, Director of Workforce Policy, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
- Angela Hanks, Counselor to the Secretary, Department of Labor
- Rigo Valdez, Presidents’ Organizing Initiative Coordinator at the Martin Luther King, Jr. County Labor Council
Every level of government needs to prioritize antiracist policies if we are ever going to effectively confront racial wage, income, wealth, and employment gaps. This session will discuss the need to center people of color in our economic research and policymaking, the particular harm Black and Brown communities suffered in the pandemic, and the state and local policies that can help us achieve a more equitable economy.