The New Leader Weekly Update
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April 13, 2018
Featured in The New Leader:
NLC Leaders in the News:
Bekezela Mguni (NLC Pittsburgh '17) talks about the Black Unicorn: Library and Archives Project which works to lift the narratives of Black women and queer people. Read more here.
The Brookings Institution: 50 years later: Black America since MLK, A screening and discussion
- Tuesday April 17, Washington, DC; 5:45 pm - 7:20 pm EST
- On April 4, 1968, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life was tragically cut short. A tireless civil rights and anti-poverty advocate, Dr. King’s work energized, empowered and influenced African-Americans and other advocates for civil rights domestically and internationally. Fifty years after his assassination, his legacy remains as relevant as ever. As others continue the march forward for civil rights, we examine how Dr. King’s message of forward movement on civil rights and economic empowerment can help us find common ground in a time of uncertainty. On Tuesday, April 17, Brookings will host an event commemorating the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, and the national public television re-broadcast of the seminal documentary, “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise.” The event will feature remarks from Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. followed by a screening of select scenes from the updated PBS special. The new segments offer historic context to guide necessary action on issues of pay disparity, workforce inclusion, and business development. After the screening, a panel of experts will discuss the barriers that still remain in the way of Dr. King’s vision of economic progress as a civil rights imperative for all Americans.
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Bipartisan Policy Center: Restoring Our Democracy
- Tuesday April 17, Washington, DC 9:15 am - 10:15 am EST
- The members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Governors’ Council invite you to attend a unique public discussion with political and business leaders on how we can work together to restore our democracy and its model of civilized debate.The governors have been deeply troubled by the divisive discourse in Washington and more so by the gradual decline in civility that now permeates the rest of the country. Join them as they embark on a potentially transformative effort to harness the American conscience to demand better leadership from our representatives and better actions from ourselves.
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Council on Foreign Relations: The Work Ahead: Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century
The Brookings Institution: Tax and spending legislation disarms us against next recession
Bipartisan Policy Center: CBO Confirms Trillion Dollar Deficits Coming Soon. Here’s Why It Matters.
The Walton Family Foundation: Measuring the Lasting Impact of A Nation at Risk
Third Way: Women Still Crowded Out of Highest-Paying U.S. Jobs
USA Today: Trade with China isn't our top economic challenge. Donald Trump should tackle automation.
Roll Call: Opinion: To Reinvent Rural Health Care, Ditch the ‘One-Size-Fits-All’ Model
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