CBC and Joint Economic Committee Dems to Hold Economic Forum in NYC

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CBCThis Friday, the Congressional Black Caucus will join forces with the Joint Economic Committee Democrats for a public forum followed by a press conference to explore “the impact of economic challenges and persistent inequities facing African Americans across the country.”

The forum, The American Dream on Hold: Economic Challenges in the African American Community, will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Harlem Hospital.

Participants to include:

Congressional Black Caucus Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC)
•           Joint Economic Committee Ranking Democrat Carolyn Maloney (D-NY)
•           Representative Charles B. Rangel (D-NY)
•           Representative Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY)
•           Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX)
  Professor William “Sandy” Darity, Professor, Duke University
•           David R. Jones, President and CEO, Community Service Society of New York
•           Hope Knight, President and CEO, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation
•           Jennifer Jones Austin, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
•           Walter Edwards, Harlem Business Alliance
•           Dr. Hazel N. Dukes, President, NAACP New York State Conference
•           Gregory Floyd, President, Teamsters Local 237
•           C. Virginia Fields, President and CEO, National Black Leadership Commission
•           Clayton Banks, Founder and Co-Executive Producer, Silicon Harlem
•           Alejandra Castillo, Esq., National Director, Minority Business Development Agency