The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for our summer conference titled Freedom and Justice: A Call to Action to be held August 7-8 at the AFL-CIO headquarters and Howard University in Washington, D.C.
The conference will begin with an evening reception on August 6 and have six morning and afternoon sessions in total on Friday and Saturday.
The conference registration fee is $125.00.
"Salvation for a race, nation or class must come from within. Freedom is never granted; it is won. Justice is never given; it is exacted. Freedom and justice must be struggled for by the oppressed of all lands and races, and the struggle must be continuous, for freedom is never a final act, but a continuing evolving process to higher and higher levels of human, social, economic, political, and religious relationships."
— A. Philip Randolph
“Perhaps the obvious needs to be repeated; what frightens U.S. ruling-class circles is the linking of issues, strategies and, above all, people in struggle.”
— Elizabeth "Betita" Martínez
The conference calls attention to the words of A. Philip Randolph and Betita Martínez, activists and civil rights leaders, as we mark a half a century of change and struggle since the passage of the Voting Rights Act and the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Randolph and other activists linked racial justice with economic justice for all. The conference will provide a forum for discussion of ongoing racial-ethnic economic disparities and policy recommendations designed to counter them. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Bárbara Robles, Senior Research Liaison, Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.