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Wed, Jun 19

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The Theatre Center.

Juneteenth is Freedom Day, but Racial Wealth Gaps Persist. A NYC Symposium.

Join us on Juneteenth to discuss the ongoing struggle of racial wealth disparities in our nation and NYC.

Juneteenth is Freedom Day, but Racial Wealth Gaps Persist. A NYC Symposium.
Juneteenth is Freedom Day, but Racial Wealth Gaps Persist. A NYC Symposium.

Time & Location

Jun 19, 2024, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

The Theatre Center., 210 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019, USA

About the Event

uneteenth is Freedom Day, but Racial Wealth Gaps Persist. A Symposium in NYC.

Join us for a thought-provoking symposium at The Theater Center in NYC as we delve into the ongoing issue of racial wealth gaps, even as we commemorate Juneteenth.

This event is hosted by journalist-academics Louise Story and Ebony Reed who teach on racial wealth gaps at Yale and have a new book out on June 18 called, "Fifteen Cents on the Dollar: How Americans Made the Black-White Wealth Gap." More info on their book here: www.15cents.info

The event will feature a panel of national and local experts discussing why racial wealth gaps are so persistent, who in our country has negative net worth, and what people can do in their own lives to reach across the gap. There will also be a conversation with some key people featured in "Fifteen Cents on the Dollar."

Special guests featured in the event include New York Cares Executive Director Sapreet Saluja.

Ticket price is kept low to keep this event inclusive and accessible. The first 100 registrants to this event will receive a free copy of the book, and Cafe con Libros will be on site selling more. This is a public impact project with donated book profits (more info on donations here). The small charge for the event covers books to be donated to non-profit organizations. Come help us spread information on these pressing issues.

This event is sponsored by the Players Coalition, which works with professional athletes, coaches and owners across leagues to improve social justice and racial equality in our country. Special thanks to the Coalition for donating books to NYC organizations focused on racial equity.

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