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Art, Activism, Race and the Law

Nasher Museum of Art, Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Nasher Museum hosted a cross-disciplinary panel inspired by themes in the exhibition "Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush.” Panelists discuss the complex dynamics of race and the law, public policy, the justice system and art activism. With (in order of appearance in this podcast) Jillian... Read More »

Nasher exhibit by Nina Chanel Abney inspires discussion on race, intersectionality

The Chronicle, Friday, April 7, 2017
Three panelists gathered Thursday night to discuss how art can reflect and inspire conversations on activism, racial justice and social policy at the Nasher Museum of Art. The discussion, titled “Art, Activism, Race and the Law: A Conversation,” was inspired by the museum’s latest exhibition "Nina... Read More »

Scholar Stories: Keisha Bentley-Edwards

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Wednesday, April 5, 2017
"From an early age, Keisha Bentley-Edwards recognized some of the injustices and inequities that face certain communities, particularly people of color and/or low-income communities. Although Keisha grew up in Santa Ana, CA in a working class neighborhood with gang violence, she was exposed to more... Read More »

Episode 78: Can’t Get Ahead w/ Darrick Hamilton

Scholars Strategy Network, Wednesday, April 5, 2017
"Poverty can persist in the same communities for generations, especially communities of color. Professor Darrick Hamilton, associate director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity, walks through the policies that prevent people from moving up in the economy and proposes... Read More »

Ep. 63: Take This Job And Guarantee It! Mark Paul Explains the Job Guarantee

Future Left, Tuesday, April 4, 2017
"This week we're talking about a policy proposal to end poverty, called the 'Job Guarantee.' It's a program that many economists have been championing as a way to achieve full employment and end wage stagnation. We talked with Mark Paul, a post-doctoral associate with the Samuel Dubois Cook... Read More »

The Progressive Agenda Now: Jobs and Medicare for All

The American Prospect, Monday, April 3, 2017
"A federal job guarantee: One of the many bad ideas in the failed Republican health-care bill was a Medicaid work requirement. As we explained in a recent op-ed, most people who can work already do, and those who don’t are often faced with a lack of available jobs, transportation options, child-... Read More »

Americans Want More Than Just Money to Live On

Bloomberg View, Monday, April 3, 2017
"William Darity of Duke University has been a particularly avid promoter of a job guarantee. He describes it thus: Any American 18 years or older would be able to find work through a federally funded public service employment program -- a "National Investment Employment Corps."… Each National... Read More »

Gutting Climate Rules Will Slow Job Growth

Medium, Tuesday, March 28, 2017
"Today the Trump administration released its executive order to effectively gut the Clean Power Plan, a key piece of U.S. climate policy aimed at reducing carbon pollution. This is in spite of the fact that the majority of Americans — including most Republicans — want the E.P.A.’s power to be... Read More »

Race, Wealth, Baby Bonds, Universal Income, Federal Job Guarantee and Darrick Hamilton

Race and Wealth Podcast: CFED, Thursday, March 23, 2017
In this episode of Race and Wealth we have one of the leading researchers on race and wealth, Darrick Hamilton. Darrick Hamilton is the director of the doctoral program in public and urban policy, and jointly appointed as an associate professor of economics and urban policy at The Milano School of... Read More »

You’re Hired! The Democrats are looking for a big idea? Here’s one: a guaranteed job for anyone who wants one. It’s not as crazy as it sounds.

Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
"Democrats have begun the presidency of Donald Trump exiled to the political wilderness. They’ve lost the White House, both houses of Congress, a shocking number of state governments, while the “blue state” vote has turned out to be really just the “blue city” vote. The party has cast about for... Read More »

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