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What’s the Wealth Gap? District Dialogues Is Back to Address Income Gaps

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The second installment of District Dialogues, Addressing the Wealth Gap, will take place on May 12 at 7 p.m. in person, in downtown Richmond, and will feature economists and business leaders discussing the Black-White income and wealth gap, how these disparities impact the economy and potential solutions.

The general public is invited to register to attend the event, which will be held at the Bank’s 701 E. Byrd Street location. Registration is free and open through Monday, May 9.

Participants in the conversation will include:

  • Kristen Broady, a senior economist and economic advisor with the Chicago Fed and a recent fellow at the Brookings Institute
  • John-Paul Julien, an associate partner at McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Institute for Black Economic Mobility
  • Amir Kirkwood, the president and CEO of Virginia Community Capital, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)
  • Renee Haltom, vice president and regional executive for Virginia at the Richmond Fed and moderator of the session

Learn more about the racial wealth gap

In the month leading up to Addressing the Wealth Gap, interested individuals will have multiple opportunities to hear from and engage with Richmond Fed leaders on this topic on the Bank’s social media channels

  • Executive Vice President and Research Director Kartik Athreya will share why the Richmond Fed is engaged in a conversation on the Black-White wealth gap;
  • Richmond Fed economists will examine the data on Black-White disparities in income and wealth; and
  • Individuals will also learn more about the panelists for the May 12 event and their background on these topics.

Follow the Richmond Fed on social media or subscribe to the Bank’s email newsletters to learn more about the above opportunities before they occur or use the #DistrictDialogues hashtag on Twitter to suggest topics for discussion during the May 12 event.

Register for May 12 Program

Register now to join us for the May 12 event. In-person attendance is recommended, but a virtual attendance option is also available for those who cannot travel to Richmond.

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