Winning Strategies & Solutions to Build Economic Wealth (Workshop 5)

August 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
The Baltimore Convention Center - Room 318, 319, 320

Sponsored By


  • Valerie Coleman Morris, Author and Former CNN Business Anchor


  • Jeremie Greer, Vice President, Policy & Research, CFED
  • Rob Randhava, Senior Counsel, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • Christopher M. Brown, Director for Financial Security, PolicyLink
  • Kim Dobson Sydnor, PhD, Dean of the School of Community Health and Policy at Morgan State University
  • Anna Cuevas, Bestselling Author/Consumer Advocate

Recent unrest in Ferguson, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, and countless other cities have called attention to ongoing racial inequities and structural barriers. This inequity extends into economics, namely the racial wealth gap - a gap in which Black and Hispanic households only own six and seven cents, respectively, for every dollar owned by white households. Communities of color are being left behind at every turn. However, as the nation's demographics shift and diversify, this wealth gap will spill over beyond select communities. By 2040, more than half of the entire U.S. population will be made up of people of color. If communities of color continue to lack avenues to prosperity and wealth building, the economy as a whole will suffer. Learn how community and financial stakeholders are working to close the racial wealth gap.