Webinar: Racism and the Economy: Focus on the Wealth Divide

  • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • By: Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Webinar
  • Source: New York > Foreclosure
  • Seminar
  • Community Education/Outreach
  • Housing

The ninth installment of our virtual event series focuses on how racialized barriers to wealth accumulation deny families and communities long-term economic mobility and financial resiliency. Wealth is usually defined as the value of one’s assets minus debt, and it serves as a critical component of economic opportunity in the United States.

Opening speakers will examine past and present structures and institutions that contribute to persistent wealth disparities. A panel of practitioners, scholars, and community leaders will propose and discuss bold strategies to finally reverse these trends.

The Federal Reserve has long studied wealth disparities because equal access to wealth is so important to achieving full employment and an inclusive economy.


Mehrsa Baradaran, Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine, School of Law

Raphael Bostic, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Dorothy Brown, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University

James Bullard, President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

William “Sandy” Darity Jr., Samuel DuBois Cook Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Duke University

Dãnia Davy, Director of Land Retention and Advocacy, Federation of Southern Cooperatives

Phil English, Former Congressman

Charles Evans, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Nia Evans, Executive Director, Boston Ujima Project

Matthew Fletcher, Foundation Professor of Law and Director of the Indigenous Law and Policy Center, Michigan State University

Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Reema Khrais, Senior Reporter, Marketplace

Kirsten Mullen, Writer, Folklorist, and Arts Consultant

Noel Poyo, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Economic Development, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Anne Price, President, Insight Center for Community Economic Development

Thomas Shapiro, Pokross Professor of Law and Social Policy, Brandeis University

April Youpee-Roll, Litigation Associate, Munger, Tolles & Olson

More speakers to be added