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Let’s Talk About The Racial Wealth Gap
May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm$10
Did you know:
– The median white household will own 86 times more wealth than its black counterpart, and 68 times more wealth than its Latino one.
– The median white family has more than $100,000 in additional wealth than the median black family.
– It will take approximately 228 years before black families have as much wealth as white families right now if no policy change happens
Wealth is a crucially important measure of economic health. Wealth allows families to transfer income earned in the past to meet spending demands in the future, such as by building up savings to finance a child’s college education.
This conversation/ lecture will discuss the racial wealth gap in America in present day and the historic systemic and institutionally racist laws and policies that have led to concentrated poverty among black communities in the United States
—> Lecture style course held at Douglass Auditorium at 36 King Street
—-> Course fee $10/person
—> Register and pay in advance
—> Students are encouraged to bring a notebook, pencil, and an open mind
—> Suggested pre-readings will be shared prior to the course
Those deaf and hard of hearing are encouraged to register as interpreting services will be provided upon request at least 10 days prior to course start time.
Course fee is non-refundable and cannot be applied to a future class or event. E-mail questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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