September 23, 2021

Nina Banks, president of the National Economic Association (NEA) and associate professor of economics, Bucknell University.

Sadie T.M. Alexander, the first African American economist, believed that a government job guarantees to achieve full employment was the only solution to persistent discrimination against African American workers. This lecture focuses on Alexander’s arguments for a federal job guarantee with relevance to current labor markets.

A book sale and signing will follow the presentation.

This program is sponsored by the Clarke Forum for Contemporary Issues and co-sponsored by the departments of economics, history, women's gender & sexuality studies, and law & policy, the Popel Shaw Center for Race & Ethnicity, and the Women's & Gender Resource Center.

This event will also be livestreamed. For the livestream link and more information visit


Further information

  • Location: Anita Tuvin Schlechter Auditorium
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm Calendar Icon
  • Cost: Free