Pathways to prosperity in our new economy our built on a foundation of educational opportunity. The session focuses on challenges and advocacy efforts to assure access to educational opportunity for communities of color. The panel will discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in STEM fields, Law and Medicine to support a diverse future workforce. The session will also address the implications of persistent legal attacks on diversity in higher education. The session will focus specifically on underrepresentation of people of color and strategies being engaged to support pathways to educational and economic opportunity.