EPI: Transporting Black Men to Good Jobs


[Economic Policy Institute]
The Economic Policy Institute’s Program on Race, Ethnicity and the Economy invites you to a special forum:

Transporting Black Men to Good Jobs: Transportation Infrastructure, Transportation Jobs, and Public Transit

By race and gender, black men have the highest unemployment rate. Among male workers with a high-school diploma, black men have the lowest average hourly wage. This briefing will show how investments in transportation infrastructure, transportation jobs, and public transit can be an effective way to increase black male employment in good jobs.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

8:30 – 10:00 am

Rayburn House Office Building – Gold Room (2168)

45 Independence Avenue, SW

Washington, DC 20515

Coffee and a light breakfast will be available.

This event is open to the public and free, but please REGISTER HERE.

Presenters

Algernon Austin

Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy

Economic Policy Institute

Jeff Brooks

Administrative Vice President and Director of the Transit Division

Transport Workers Union of America

Anita M. Hairston

Senior Associate for Transportation Policy

PolicyLink

Michelle Holder

Senior Labor Market Analyst

Community Service Society of New York

Brian Turner

Executive Director

Transportation Learning Center

Moderator

Linda Harris

Director of Youth Policy

CLASP

About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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