Civil rights leader Whitney M. Young Jr. once said, “The hardest work in the world is being out of work.”
That is the sad reality for 25 million Americans, including nearly three million African Americans.
At today’s town hall, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will focus on the jobless crisis in the African American community and strategies for job creation that will help those who have been hardest hit by the recession.
CBCF Chairman Rep. Donald Payne said in a statement:
We are facing an unprecedented crisis in our community, with the possibility of generations of African-Americans permanently detached from economic opportunity. The CBCF understands the importance of bringing our brightest minds to the table to find solutions that will provide jobs and bring financial security to families.
Those bright minds include:
- Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president, Bennett College for Women
- Marc Morial, president and CEO, National Urban League
- William Lucy, president, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
The National Town Hall is free and open to the public. It will take place from 9:00 am to 11:30 am in Ballroom A in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center.