State of African Americans in DC

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State of African Americans in DC:  Employment

In October 2017, the Georgetown University DC Public Policy Initiative hosted a policy briefing on The State of African Americans in DC: Employment and Workforce Development Trends.

This was the second in a two-part series of events that Georgetown University sponsored to explore the State of African Americans in DC.  This event, and the related report, is a direct outgrowth of Georgetown Professor Maurice Jackson’s leadership as Chair of the District of Columbia’s first ever DC Commission on African American Affairs and the findings by a team of researchers at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.  

The event brought together a diverse mix of DC government leaders, including the Chair and Members of the DC Council, members of the District business, education, and workforce development communities, and concerned DC residents.  

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Christopher Murphy, Vice President for Government Relations and Community Engagement, Georgetown University

Opening Remarks
The Honorable Phil Mendelson, DC Council Chairman
The Honorable Vincent Gray, Ward 7 Councilmember
The Honorable Elissa Silverman, At-Large Councilmember
The Honorable Robert White, At-Large Councilmember

Report Presentation
Professor Maurice Jackson, Georgetown University & Immediate Past Chair, DC Commission on African American Affairs

Panel Discussion
Christopher Murphy, Moderator, Georgetown University
Maurice Jackson, Georgetown University
Lecester Johnson, Academy of Hope
Kermit Kaleba, National Skills Coalition
Ed Lazere, DC Fiscal Policy Institute
Courtney Snowden, Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity

Photos from the event