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Racial Wealth Gap: Hidden Costs / Visible Solutions

  • Sentinel Hotel 614 Southwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR, 97205 United States (map)

The hidden cost of being African American in the United States includes an unrelenting cycle of intergenerational poverty for many families. In his forthcoming book, Thomas Shapiro reveals how "The lack of family assets along with continuing racial discrimination in crucial areas like homeownership dramatically impact the everyday lives of many black families, reversing gains earned in schools and on jobs, and perpetuating the cycle of poverty in which far too many find themselves trapped."

He will join Jesse Beason, Vice President of Public Affairs with the NW Health Foundation for a conversations that connects national problems to local realities. Prior to joining the Foundation, Jesse served as Executive Director of Proud Ground, and as Senior Policy Director of Housing, Culture and Planning for then-Commissioner Sam Adams

Join these two dynamic speakers to learn about the hidden costs of the racial wealth gap – and visible solutions developed by communities in need.