Creating A Model for Black Economic Citizenship Open Discussion

March 14, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time

The Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys invites you to join an open discussion on Tuesday,
March 14, 2023. The discussion will focus on the most pressing issues affecting Black men and boys, including
policies and actions that can prevent these issues. Each participant will speak from their area of expertise. At
this public briefing, the CSSBMB Commissioners will hear from subject matter experts such as government
officials, activists, non-governmental advocates, and academics.

WHAT: Open Discussion

• The Honorable Frederica Wilson, Congresswoman (FL-24), and Chair of CSSBMB
• The Honorable Steven Horsford, Congressman (NV-04) and CSSBMB Commissioner (moderator)
• Dr. Sean Joe, PhD, MSW, Principal Investigator of Homegrown STL and Founding Director, Race and
Opportunity Lab, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis
• Arohi Pathak, Director of Policy, Center for American Progress
• Dr. Rashawn Ray, Senior Fellow – Governance Studies, The Brookings Institute
• Other Distinguished Guests

WHEN: March 14, 2023 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern Time
WHERE: The open discussion will be live-streamed on the CSSBMB’s YouTube page at

CSSBMB is a 19-member, bipartisan commission whose mission is to:
● Conduct a systematic study of the conditions affecting Black men and boys, including homicide rates,
arrest and incarceration rates, poverty, violence, fatherhood, mentorship, drug abuse, death rates,
disparate income and wealth levels, school performance at all grade levels, including postsecondary
education and college, and health issues.
● Examine trends regarding Black males and report on the community impacts of relevant government
programs within the scope such topics.
● Propose measures to alleviate and remedy the underlying causes of the conditions described in the
statute, which may include recommendations of changes to the law, recommendations for how to
implement related policies, and recommendations for how to create, develop, or improve upon
government programs.

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