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Summit Agenda

Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception

For every dollar in wealth held by the typical white family in 2011, the typical Latino and African-American families only own six and five cents respectively. Lost in the conversation about inequality in America has been the fact that racial and ethnic wealth inequality is more stark, has a devastating impact on households of color, and, if left unchecked, will have profound implications for the U.S. economy as the nation’s demographics shift over the next few decades.

The summit seeks to engage Members of Congress, Congressional staff, the media, and the public in a dialogue about the racial wealth gap, its effect on marginalized households, its impact on the U.S. economy, and solutions for closing the gap.

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore’s opening remarks

Dr. Rockeymoore is the President and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions

Henry Ramos’s opening remarks

Henry Ramos is the President & CEO of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Featured speakers
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The Great Inequality Debate: Economic Equity and the Potential for Policy Action
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Future Shock: The Macroeconomic Effects of Racial Wealth Inequality
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The Power of Opportunity: An Armchair Conversation with Robert F. Smith
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What’s the Code Got to Do With It? Tax Fairness and the Racial Wealth Gap
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Making Equity Work: Designing and Implementing Policies to Close the Racial Wealth Gap
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Sponsored by

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The Center for Global Policy Solutions manages the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative in collaboration with the Insight Center for Community Economic Development and with generous support from the Ford Foundation.

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