On February 2, 2022, we held the second in AFN’s Equity Insights series, a virtual learning opportunity elevating thought leaders who are trailblazing the examination of racial equity through asset building and sharing insights into philanthropy’s pivotal role as a catalyst for change.

Jhumpa Bhattacharya of the Insight Center, a national thought leader and experienced advocate for creating policy and system changes towards racial and economic equity, joined us for the hour. Her work on gender and racial wealth inequity and economic justice has been highlighted by Fast Company, Mother Jones, Ms. Magazine and The New York Times.

We discussed:

  • What policy and narrative solutions lead to impacting racial wealth inequities?
  • At the national level, which current policy discussions, if implemented, could have the greatest impact on communities of color and women?
  • What is the greatest policy barrier to asset building?
  • How can philanthropy insert influence, advocacy, and best practice into the national conversation?

Watch the recording of this insightful, high-level briefing and come away with an understanding of the policies and narrative that are negatively affecting communities of color, working and marginalized populations and ideas on how philanthropy can have a critical role in redirecting national and local policy to benefit asset building.