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The summit is organized in conjunction with the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

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.

Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception

Every year, we honor people who have dedicated their careers to helping low-income communities and communities of color build wealth and attain economic self sufficiency.

Entrepreneurs’ Salon at the Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception

We started the Asset Builder Champion Awards Reception with a conversation with entrepreneurs, who shared what it took to find business success.

Summit Agenda

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore’s Opening Remarks

Featured Speakers

This year, we had the honor of hearing from Congressman G.K. Butterfield, Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and Congressman Ted Lieu.

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Elizabeth Warren

Senator Elizabeth Warren, keynote speaker

Banking on Business to Close the Racial Wealth Gap:
Strengthening Entrepreneurship in Communities of Color

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Interviews with Community Activists

This year, we tried something new at the Color of Wealth Summit: bringing in the voices of activists who work to make life better for their communities. Click here to watch the interviews.

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Equitable Strategies for Advancing Financial Inclusion, Innovation, and Access

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Equity-Centered Development:
Inclusive Strategies for Building and Improving Low-Income Communities

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 Sponsored by


JP Morgan Chase



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.


Summit National Partners