Meeting Archive:
America's Fiscal Crisis and the Untold Story of the Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Meeting Description:
The recent debt crisis has thrown the political arena into a state of disarray. This webinar will focus on the challenges facing African Americans and other people of color, and particularly their concerns that measures related to the debt ceiling debate could exacerbate already high unemployment and undermine short-term and long-term economic prospects. Participants will have an opportunity to gain a better understanding and simplifying the terms of the debt negotiations and understand what a default on America's loans will mean for them.
Date: Mon, Aug 1, 2011
Time: 03:00 PM EDT
Duration: 2 hours
Host(s): The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
 Presenter Information
Ralph B. Everett, Esq.
President and CEO
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

The Honorable Gwen Moore (D-WI) - invited
U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Bobby Scott (D-VA)
U.S. House of Representatives

Chad Stone, Ph.D.
Chief Economist
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

William Darity Jr., Ph.D.

Arts and Science Professor of Public Policy and Economics

Duke University



Thomas M. Shapiro, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology & Political Science
Brandeis University

Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D.
Vice President and Director, Health Policy Institute
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Cristina Martin-Firvada

Director, Federal Team/Financial Security and Consumer Affairs


Darrick Hamilton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy

Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D.
Executive Director
National Council of Negro Women