The Insight Center for Community Economic Development's Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative and its partner organizations invite you to the second Color of Wealth Policy Summit!
This two-day event (Day 1 at The Courtyard by Marriott, and Day 2 at the Library of Congress) will feature panels of researchers, community practitioners and policy advocates who will engage in discussions about the growth in the wealth gap between white American families and those of color, the effect of the decline in wealth on children of color, and what we must do in order to ensure that all of today's children can contribute to future American prosperity. Members of Congress and the administration will provide their views on what needs to be done to eradicate poverty, rebuild the middle class and eliminate racial disparities.
A report by Dr. Trina Shanks that looks at the effects of parental wealth on a child's long-term cognitive, behavioral and economic well-being will be presented for the first time at the summit and will provide a framework for our discussions. The Great Recession has had a disproportionate effect on communities of color, which have endured unemployment and foreclosures at rates far beyond those faced by white families. The ability of children born during this period to parents with little or no wealth, what we call "The Recession Generation" to be healthy, educated and economically secure will be severely undermined unless our nation makes the correct policy decisions to help them build assets over their lifetimes.
We hope to see you there!
Our partners for this event are: the National Congress of American Indians, the Corporation for Enterprise Development, the New American Foundation, the NAACP, Community Action Partnership, the National Council of La Raza, the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement, and National CAPACD.
Event Contact: Victor Corral firstname.lastname@example.org and Marsha Caldwell email@example.com.