Friday, February 11, 2022
12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Eastern Standard Time

Virtual Event

Join the Urban Institute for a conversation about how data, evidence, and analyses can advance social and economic policies that can help remedy persistent structural racism. Urban is working with leaders across sectors and disciplines to move our society toward greater equity and justice. This event, moderated by Shena Ashley, vice president of Urban’s Office of Race and Equity Research, will feature key contributors from The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System, the first collection of essays penned by Black scholars and experts across public policy, economics, education, health, climate, and technology. The discussion will explore how equity-focused leaders can leverage data to design and inform race-conscious solutions and will be centered on elevating Black expertise and experience.



  • Shena Ashley, Vice President of Research Innovation, Office of Race and Equity Research, Urban Institute
  • Kristen Broady, Senior Economist and Associate Director of Economic Mobility, The Chicago Federal Reserve Bank
  • Brandeis Marshall, Principal, Brandeis Marshall Consulting LLC, and Chief Executive Officer, DataedX
  • Preston Mitchum, Adjunct Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law
  • Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, Editor, The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, President, Urban Institute


We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully. Please email events@urban.org if you require any accommodations or have any questions about this event.

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