Why have we failed to address racial equity and inclusion? Despite focused discussion and clear targeted programs and policies, the racial wealth gap has grown wider, not closed. New conversations are emerging to address why we have failed and what next steps can help us to truly address and close racial wealth inequality.
On March 9th, Greater New York AFN held a webinar to discuss:
- What do we mean by closing the racial wealth gap?
- What are the most promising and progressive steps to address and close racial wealth inequality?
- How is racial wealth gap framing helping asset funders address structural vs. individual practices?
- What can we not ignore about context and conflicting issues in order to truly address racial wealth inequality?
Sol Marie Alfonso Jones, Senior Program Officer at Long Island Community Foundation
Lilian Singh, Vice President, Programs and Wealth Equity at Prosperity Now
Jeanique Druses, Vice President of Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase and Co.
- Policy Link Report- An Equity Profile of Long Island
- Urban Institute Report- Long Island Racial Equity through Economic Advancement
- Prosperity Now- African American Asset Based Organizational Development
- Prosperity Now- Investing in the Mission to Address Racial Economic Inequality in America’s First Suburb
- Prosperity Now- Building High Impact Nonprofits of Color Project
- Blueprint for Enterprise Capital
- Long Island Racial Equity Donor Collaborative Documents