ASU+GSV: Jamie Merisotis on the need for racial and social justice

WorkingNation interviews leaders in public, private, and nonprofit spheres attending the ASU+GSV Virtual Summit as part of our #WorkingNationOverheard campaign

Jamie Merisotis says education is the path to personal mobility and freedom, but post-pandemic, it must to a better job to close the equity gap.

WorkingNation interviewed Merisotis, president and CEO of Lumina Foundation, for #WorkingNationOverheard as a media partner with ASU+GSV’s Virtual Summit 2020, held September 29 through October 1+October 8. You can watch all of the interviews on our YouTube channel.

“The lasting effects of the pandemic are going to endure for years, and I think that it would be wrong to think that this was some sort of meteor event,” he says. “We need to understand that we have to achieve racial justice and social justice by understanding that our system failed us. And the education system is going to be critical to getting us to the point that we need to be to better address the inequities and the injustices that we’ve seen in American society.”

Jamie Merisotis is the author of Human Work In the Age of Smart Machines, focusing on human workers.

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