Intersectionality and Economic Justice

Creating more inclusive funding strategies for women of color with disabilities during COVID and beyond

Widespread financial precarity for women of color with disabilities existed before the pandemic. Rooted in existing systemic inequities, COVID worsened the situation and created new access barriers.  Race, gender, and disability impact financial stability in complex ways.  Having a disability may increase living costs and limit economic opportunities.  At the same time, women of color face significant disparities in education, income, employment, financial services, and wealth.  Faced with institutional barriers that limit earning and wealth building, disabled women of color are more likely to be unbanked, use alternative financial services, have medical debt, lack access to affordable health care, and experience food insecurity.  Given these challenges and the dire need to address them, this webinar will explore:

  • What immediate changes are needed to help increase the financial stability of disabled women of color?
  • What can we do on-the-ground and systemically to better include disabled women of color and move toward intersectional economic justice?

Join us on April 20, 2021, for a webinar with key thought leaders who have lived experience and/or deep roots working with this community.  Panelists will share experiences and recommendations for practices, policies, and pathways to greater financial stability for disabled women of color, who have been excluded for too long.

This webinar is open all.



Camille Abrahams Emeagwali, The New York Women’s Foundation
Maria Jaramillo, National Disability Institute
Nikki Brown-Booker, Borealis Philanthropy



Financial Inequality by NDI

Her Disability Check Wasn’t Enough to Live On


This webinar is generously sponsored by:

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