Sessions

Stay tuned for details about our upcoming virtual event, EconCon Presents, on October 19, 2020, including new updates on panels and speakers.

Welcome Remarks:

1:00 PM ET

Description of Remarks

Session 1: How We Got Here: Decades of Conservative Policies and Narratives Paved the Way for Economic Disaster

1:30 PM ET

The panel will dissect the conservative ideas, economic policies, messaging, and narratives that weakened our economy and brought about our current economic crisis. 

Introduction: TBD

Panelists: Mehrsa Baradaran, Heather McGhee

Moderator: Jamelle Bouie

Session 2: Where We Need to Go: Building A Multi-Racial, Post-Neoliberal Economy

2:30 PM ET

Panalists will examine what we need to get out of our current economic crisis, including how a robust COVID relief and economic recovery can move us toward a multi-racial, post-neoliberal future.

Introduction: Ady Barkan

Panelists: Jess Morales Rocketto, Abdul El-Sayed

Moderator:

Keynote Remarks: Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom

3:30 PM ET

Our keynote speaker, Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom is an award-winning Associate Professor of Sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University and a faculty affiliate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society whose work has been recognized nationally and internationally for the urgency and depth of her incisive critical analysis of technology, higher education, class, race, and gender.

Cottom’s remarks will tie the day’s key takeaways together, reminding us that no matter the outcome of the election we are committed to and ready for the fight for a more just, equitable, and prosperous economy.

Closing Remarks: Insert Speaker Name

4:00 PM ET

Description of remarks