Racial Wealth Gap: Hidden Costs / Visible Solutions

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

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 Rev. DeForest Soaries, a lifelong advocate for wealth-building in African American communities, former New Jersey Secretary of State, and proponent of faith-based community development under President George W. Bush. Join these two dynamic speakers to learn about the hidden costs of the racial wealth gap – and the visible solutions developed by communities in need.