The gig economy is the crowdsourcing of human labor and skills to fulfill a need. Uber, Airbnb, and TaskRabbit are all "gig" (or "sharing") economy leaders. These services have created a new economic model and a new type of labor force. This panel discusses the pros and cons of the gig model for people of color, and also how entrepreneurs can launch their own sharing economy, service-oriented businesses.
Stefan Grant, Co-Founder, Noirbnb,.
Dr. Dorian Warren, Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute; MSNBC Contributor; Board Chair of the Center for Community Change
Stefan Grant is the Co-Founder of Noirbnb
Jordan Medina is the Community Outreach & Engagement Lead for Uber.
Dorian T. Warren specializes in the study of inequality and American politics. He teaches and conducts research on labor organizing and politics, race and ethnic politics, urban politics and policy, American political development, community organizing and social movements, and social science methodology. Prior to coming to Columbia, Professor Warren spent two years as a visiting scholar at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and spent 2008-2009 as a visiting scholar at the Russell Sage Foundation.