A Conversation on Black Wealth Building and Extraction

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A Conversation on Black Wealth Building and Extraction

A Conversation on Black Wealth Building and Extraction with Tonika Johnson, Britney Robbins, and Tracie D. Hall

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Woodson Regional Library, Chicago Public Library 9525 South Halsted Street Chicago, IL 60628

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  • 2 hours
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We are unable to talk about our giving and generosity without also having a deep understanding of the forces at play that limit our ability to do even more for our communities and each other. Today, many are discussing the racial wealth gap, which is a product of economic systems, institutions, and policies designed to extract wealth from Black people. We’ll learn about that through the lens of Tonika Johnson, a photographer and social justice artist currently focusing on a living history project that illuminates how wealth has been stolen from Black communities: Inequity for Sale. She will be joined in convection by Britney Robbins, Founder and CEO of The Gray Matter Experience, and Tracie D. Hall, who currently leads the American Library Association (ALA). This program will connect past harms to our current experiences, including promise and possibility.

This event, presented in partnership with the Chicago Public Library, is free and open to the public.