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November 18, 2017
Economic justice

Black Work, Black Wealth, Black Futures

New innovations in technology are radically changing our economy. Self-driving cars are poised to transform the trucking industry, putting over eight million people at risk of losing their jobs. Exciting advances in 3D printing and digital fabrication will create new possibilities for manufacturing and construction, but also threaten to destabilize bedrock American industries.The backdrop for all of this is staggering racial inequality: it will take the average Black family 228 years to build the wealth of a white family today. While technology can exacerbate inequality, it also has the power to reverse historical trends. How do we reclaim technological innovation to empower Black communities, build wealth, and reverse inequality through ownership?

Moderator: Damon Cox

Participants: Terri Williams Cohee, Blair Evans, Geeta Pradhan, and Omoju Miller