Askwith Forum – New American Mosaic: Diversity and The Innovation Economy

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Friday, March 4, 2016 -
17:30 to 19:30

Speaker: Alejandra Y. Castillo, National Director, Minority Business Development Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce. You can watch her live at www.gse.harvard.edu

New American Mosaic Diversity and the Innovation EconomyBy 2044, the U.S. Census Bureau anticipates that minority populations will become the majority groups in America. What does this mean? What are the opportunities and challenges for democracy? How do we define a New America? Undoubtedly, these are all questions that present significant public policy challenges in education, health, workforce readiness, as well as economic and business participation. The success of America’s minority populations, the mosaic of our democracy, will directly determine whether or not the United States continues to be globally competitive in an ever-changing economic and technological landscape.

Today more than ever, educators are uniquely positioned to serve as important catalysts of change. What role will they play in designing the vehicle to develop and sharpen critical thinking, support new democratic systems, and create innovative technologies that are able to advance policies and programs designed to ensure that all Americans are active participants in the economic engine that fuels the nation? The economic nexus between entrepreneurs and educators is a symbiotic relation. Castillo will provide education leaders with a call to action designed to boldly lead us into a healthy economic future by embracing the new demographic horizon with groundbreaking action and urgency.

In conjunction with the 14th Annual Alumni of Color Conference (AOCC) , “Educators as Architects: Building a Mosaic for Democracy Now!”

Part of HGSE's Fulfilling the Promise of Diversity community conversation.

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