Meizhu Lui is the former director of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative at the Insight Center for Community Economic Development, a national effort to close the racial wealth gap for the next generation. Prior to joining the Insight Center, Ms. Lui was the Executive Director of United for a Fair Economy, a national, nonprofit that works to publicize issues of growing economic inequality, income and wealth disparities, and the persistent economic gap between whites and people of color. She was a kitchen worker and AFSCME activist, and was the first Asian to become the elected President of a local union in Massachusetts. Her work for racial and gender equality has been recognized by numerous organizations such as the Boston Women’s Fund, the Union of Minority Neighborhoods, and the Labor Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. Ms. Lui also served on the Center for American Progress Poverty Task Force, which resulted in the Half in Ten Campaign. She co-authored The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the US Racial Wealth Divide.