Social Security and African Americans

Race, Retirement, & Reform

Conference
March 19, 2002
9:00AM to 3:30PM
Hayek Auditorium
Featuring Hon. Ken Blackwell, Star Parker, and Tony Brown.

Cosponsored by the Cato Institute and the National Black Chamber of Commerce

Conference Schedule

8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00–9:15 a.m. Opening Remarks — F. A. Hayek Auditorium


Edward H. Crane
President
Cato Institute
[Transcript - PDF, 6 pgs, 90 Kb]

Harry C. Alford
President and CEO
National Black Chamber of Commerce
[Transcript - PDF, 4 pgs, 84 Kb]

9:15–10:00 a.m. Keynote Address

Introduction — Casey Lartigue
Policy Analyst
Cato Institute

Gwendolyn King
Former Social Security Commissioner
Member, President’s Commission to Strengthen Social Security
[Transcript - PDF, 16 pgs, 33 Kb]

10:00–11:15 a.m. Panel 1: Is Social Security Fair to African Americans?
[Transcript - PDF, 36 pgs, 172 Kb]

Moderator — Wiley A. Hall
Executive Editor and Columnist
The Afro-American

Michael Tanner
Director of Health and Welfare Studies
Cato Institute

Horace Cooper
Fellow
Center for New Black Leadership

Maya Rockeymoore
Senior Resident Scholar
National Urban League

Kilolo Kijakazi
Senior Policy Analyst
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

11:15–11:30 a.m. Break

11:30 a.m.–12:45 p.m. Panel 2: Savings, Investment, and the African-American Community
[Transcript - PDF, 39 pgs, 182 Kb]

Moderator — Derek McGinty
Anchor
ABC News “World News Now”

Darrell Williams
Professor of Economics
UCLA

Mellody Hobson
President
Ariel Capital Management, Inc.

Jesse Brown
President
Krystal Investment Management

Tony Brown
President
Tony Brown Productions

Rev. Alexander Hurt
Kingdom Church of Brockton, Mass
12:45–1:30 p.m. Lunch — Wintergarden

1:30–2:15 p.m. Luncheon Address

Introduction — Deroy Murdock
President
Loud and Clear Communications

J. Kenneth Blackwell
Secretary of State, Ohio
[Transcript - PDF, 15 pgs, 31 Kb]

2:15–3:30 p.m. Panel 3: The Great Debate:
Should Social Security be Privatized?


Moderator — Juan Williams
Senior Correspondent, National Public Radio

Star Parker
President and Founder
Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education

Herman Cain
CEO
T.H.E., Inc.

E. Percil Stanford
Former Chairman
National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare

Hilary O. Shelton
Director
Washington Bureau, NAACP

3:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Dylan Glenn
Special Assistant to the President
National Economic Council