The Black Agenda: A Conversation with Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Waj Ali

Mar 14, 2022

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

From ongoing reports of police brutality to the disproportionate impact COVID-19 has had on Black Americans, 2020 brought a renewed awareness to the deep-rootedness of racism and white supremacy in every facet of American life. Join Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, a graduate student studying economics and public policy at Harvard University, and New York Times writer, Daily Beast columnist, and public speaker Waj Ali to discuss "What's next for America?" on the subjects of policy-making, mental health, artificial intelligence, climate movement, the future of work, the LGBTQ community, the criminal legal system, and much more.
Edited by Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, The Black Agenda is the first book of its kind―a bold and urgent move towards social justice through a profound collection of essays featuring Black scholars and experts across economics, education, health, climate, and technology.

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photo of Wajahat Ali
Wajahat Ali

The Daily Beast

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Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman

Harvard Kennedy School

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