Designing and implementing policies to close the racial wealth gap

For policy to be effective in achieving desired goals, close attention must be paid to decisions made during the design and implementation stages. But how do we ensure that public policies are designed and implemented in a way to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to achieve economic security? This panel will explore policy design and implementation strategies that can help to meet the economic needs of communities of color.

Lawrence Parks
Senior Vice President, Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco


  • Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink
  • James Carr, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Susan Gooden, Executive Director, Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, L. Douglas Wilder, School of Government and Public Affairs, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • john a. powell, Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of California at Berkeley

Lawrence Parks’ Introductory Remarks

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