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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation has launched the “Policy for the People” Virtual Brain Trust Series. The six-part virtual series provides critical policy updates on the most pressing issues facing the Black community in the United States in the era of combatting COVID-19. Experts, prominent thought leaders, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus provide insight and analysis in the areas of public health, economic mobility, the U.S. Census, water rights & the workforce, and education & youth. Attendees are able to engage speakers and ask questions.

About the moderator

Dr. Menna Demessie, Vice President, Research & Policy Analysis; and The Leadership Institute, CBCF

Dr. Menna Demessie is the Vice President of Policy Analysis and Research at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. She leads the foundation’s research and policy initiatives that affect African Americans and the global black community in areas including education, criminal justice, economic opportunity, voting and environmental sustainability, among many others. Learn more

Webinar topics

Black America Counts: The Impact of the U.S. Census on the Black Community

April 16, 2020 – 12 p.m.
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Understanding the Economic Outcomes of COVID-19 & the Stimulus

April 30, 2020 – 12 p.m.
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The U.S. Water Workforce & COVID-19 Pandemic: Examining Governance, Diversity, and Pipeline Solutions

May 14, 2020 – 12 p.m.
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Digital Equity for U.S. Youth During the Coronavirus Crisis

May 28, 2020 – 12 p.m.
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Black America: The Double Pandemic

June 11, 2020 – 12 p.m.
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Water Justice in a Global Pandemic

June 18, 2020 – 3 p.m.
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