ERIC Number: ED440192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Black Economic Advancement in the New Millennium: Globalization, Education, and Technology. Special Report: National Policy Institute (8th, Washington, DC, January 20-22, 2000).
Focus, Feb 2000
This special issue presents, in capsule form, presentations from workshops at the Eighth National Policy Institute. The conference theme of black economic advancement in the new century focused on globalization, education, and technology. Ten workshops were the core of the conference, and their topics were: (1) overcoming the 2000 Census undercount; (2) redistricting and voter mobilization; (3) promoting selfsufficiency and preserving the safety net; (4) skills development in the workplace; (5) economic and community development in the new millennium; (6) housing and community development; (7) education; (8) wealth accumulation and economic parity; (9) learning and earning (racial discrimination); and (10) the information technology revolution. A special section was held to discuss HIV/AIDS in the African American community. Among the plenary presentations was "The Courage To Demand Change" by Johnnie Cochran. Also featured were "Building a Public Health Infrastructure" by Donna Shalala and "The Importance of the Next Presidency" by Mary Frances Berry. A final plenary presentation was "Transporting Jobs, Education, and Freedom" by Rodney E. Slater. (SLD)
Descriptors: Blacks, Economic Factors, Educational Attainment, Employment, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, Income, Politics, Technological Advancement, Workshops
Joint Center for Political Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave., N.W., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005-4961 ($15 per year). Tel: 202-789-3500.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Washington, DC.
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