Book Talk—The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System, a conversation with Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, an award-winning Ghanaian-American researcher, entrepreneur, writer, and co-founder of The Sadie Collective, discussed her book, The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System, which highlights Black voices in economics, education, health, climate, and technology, speaking to the question, “What's next?” for Black people and policy concerns in our country. Essays by Dr. Sandy Darity, Dr. Hedwig Lee, Mary Heglar, Janelle Jones, and others present groundbreaking ideas on topics ranging from Black maternal health and reparations to bias in artificial intelligence and inclusive economic policy that have the potential to uplift and heal not only Black America, but the entire country. Sheldon Bond, senior data analyst and co-lead of Mathematica's Black Employee Resource Group (Black ERG), facilitated the conversation.
Mathematica’s Black ERG hosted this event in celebration of Black History Month.