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Remaking the Economy:

A Policy Vision from the Movement for Black Lives

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

2:00pm - 3:30pm ET

What are the economic policies the nation needs to build thriving communities in which Black Americans can thrive? As Amara Enyia wrote in the introduction to a recent NPQ series on The Vision for Black Lives: An Economic Policy Agenda, “the Black radical tradition has long been clear on the importance of economic justice."

This webinar conversation builds on the articles in that series, taking a deep look at what the elements of that agenda look like, from a range of contributors. Our panelists are:

  • Temi F. Bennett is co-CEO of if, A Foundation of Radical Possibility, based in Washington, DC.
  • Amara Enyia is director for policy and research at the Movement for Black Lives, based in Chicago.
  • Rosemary Ndubuizu is assistant professor of African American studies at Georgetown University, based in Washington, DC.
  • Rahel Teka is director of strategic communications at the Participatory Budgeting Project, based in New York City.
  • Richard Wallace is founder and executive director of Equity and Transformation (EAT), based in Chicago.

This webinar will explore:

  • What is an economic policy vision of the Movement for Black Lives?
  • What are the Black radical roots of today’s economic justice vision?
  • What is the philanthropic case for reparations?
  • What have been the effects of the war on drugs and mass incarceration on the wellbeing of Black communities? How can public policy compensate for the damage done?
  • How can participatory budgeting lead to more effective community-based decision-making regarding the allocation of public resources?
  • What does a Black radical economic vision for housing justice look like?
  • What policy changes are needed at the level of the federal government?
  • What narrative changes are needed to advance the policy vision?

Whether you’re a social movement activist, nonprofit leader, board member, or engaged in community-based organizing, this webinar will provide you with real-life examples and lessons learned that can inform your work in your own community.

Register to learn how nonprofits and movement activists are advancing strategies to address the economic and social inequalities of our time!

The moderator for this webinar is NPQ economic justice senior editor Steve Dubb. Steve has worked with cooperatives and nonprofits for over two decades and has been both a student and practitioner in the field of community economic development.

You can send your questions to to have them answered during the web event.