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Press Advisory

PRESS CALL: The State of Communities of Color

Listen to a recording of the press call here. (mp3)

Washington, D.C.—Communities of color continue to feel the impacts of the Great Recession. A new report from the Center for American Progress to be released Friday shows that even as the economic and labor markets begin to recover, the economic gap between communities of color and white families has changed little in the last business cycle. Homeownership and wages are still stagnant, economic insecurity remains low, and unemployment remains high among communities of color, particularly among Hispanics and African Americans. With the State of the Union on the horizon, we will be attuned to the president’s speech to see what proposals will affect these notably stagnant figures in communities of color.

Please join Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC) and the Center for American Progress, the National Urban League, the National Congress of American Indians, the National Council of La Raza, and the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development for press conference call to discuss the current economic state of communities of color.

What: Media conference call to discuss the economic state of communities of color.

Who:

Congressman James E. Clyburn (D-SC), Assistant Democratic Leader

Christian Weller, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Valerie Rawlston Wilson, Ph.D., Vice President of Research National Urban League Policy Institute

Peter Morris, Director of Strategy and Partnerships, National Congress of American Indians

Lisa Hasegawa, Executive Director, National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development

Catherine Singley, Senior Policy Analyst, Economic and Employment Policy Project, National Council of La Raza

When: Friday, January 21, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. ET

RSVP: Please contact Raul Arce-Contreras at 202.478.5318 or [email protected] to RSVP to the call.

**Please note, this call will be recorded. By participating in the call, you consent to be recorded. **

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