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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Chicago Community Roundtable

Illinois Asset Building Group & COFI

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)

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The racial wealth gap has tripled in the past 25 years. We now find ourselves living in communities where the average family of color has only 16 cents for every dollar owned by the average white family.

 

IABG is hosting roundtable discussions across Illinois. These roundtables will focus on how individual communities see the racial wealth gap impacting their communities, causes of the racial wealth gap, and how an asset building agenda can help close the gap.  We hope to engage communities more deeply in our policy agenda as we get ready for the next legislative session.


In Chicago we are partnering with the Partners in Community Building to bring community leaders, advocates, asset building and financial empowerment organizations, and researchers together to discuss the racial wealth gap and a solution-based policy agenda.


Participation is free however pre-registration is required.  Lunch will be provided.

 

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Illinois Institute of Technology - Bronveville Room
3300 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM (CDT)


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Illinois Asset Building Group & COFI

The Illinois Asset Building Group (IABG) is a diverse statewide coalition invested in building the stability and strength of Illinois communities through increased asset ownership and asset protection. We believe that every person deserves the opportunity to save and build wealth across their life-time. Through our advocacy efforts, we are committed to addressing the growing racial wealth gap and creating safe opportunities for Illinois families to save for their future and the future of their children. Learn more: http://illinoisassetbuilding.org/

 

COFI is a center and a resource for family focused organizing, leadership development and community building focused on the well being of children, youth and families. Founded in 1995, COFI is driven by a deep commitment to social justice, and grounded in the time-tested principles, strategies, accomplishments, and approaches of community organizing. Learn more: http://www.cofionline.org/

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