Dorothy Brown, Emory University School of Law

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Dorothy A. Brown is a professor of law at Emory University and teaches several tax classes and a critical race theory seminar.  A nationally recognized scholar in the area of race, class, and tax policy, she has authored dozens of articles, including Race and Class Matters in Tax Policy, published in the Columbia Law Review.

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Dr. Algernon Austin, Economic Policy Institute

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Dr. Algernon Austin is the Director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy (PREE) at the Economic Policy Institute. As the director of PREE, Dr. Austin oversees reports and policy analysis in the economic condition of America’s people of color. 

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Thomas Mitchell, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin Law School

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Professor Mitchell is an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School and an expert on property issues which impact African-Americans. Recently, Professor Mitchell drafted a model state statute which several state legislatures are considering to reduce land loss among the many poor and minority property owners who own so-called “heirs’ property.”

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Edwin Darden, Director of Education Law and Policy for Appleseed

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Edwin C. Darden is director of Education Law and Policy for Appleseed, a nonprofit network of public interest justice centers in the United States and Mexico that is dedicated to building a society in which opportunities are genuine, access to the law is universal and equal, and government advances the public interest.

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