Built on the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, housing discrimination, predatory lending practices, and mass criminalization, America’s economic system has continued to systematically fail Black communities for generations.
Envisioned, written, and published by the young Black people of BYP100, the Agenda to Build Black Futures is a set of economic goals and structural changes that could improve the lives of Black people in the United States. What could reparations for chattel slavery look like in the twenty-first century? What do reproductive justice, gender self-determination, and ending mass incarceration have to do with economic justice? Is any of this really possible?
On March 21, join BYP100, Dissent, and Grasping at the Root for a panel discussion in conversation with the Agenda as we discuss what a multi-dimensional plan for Black economic justice could look like in the current moment.
In Conversation with BYP100’s Agenda to Build Black Futures
Monday, March 21, at 7 p.m.
20 Jay Street, Suite 1010
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Janae Bonsu, National Public Policy Chair, BYP100
Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at the New School
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
The conversation will be moderated by Mychal Denzel Smith, author of Invisible Man, Got the Whole World Watching, forthcoming from Nation Books.
Read the Agenda to Build Black Futures: http://
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