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