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"Sparking Prosperity for Everyone"

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Washington University in St. Louis

Brown School, Hillman Hall, ​Clark-Fox Forum

One Brookings Drive

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Join us for a conversation featuring Robert E. Friedman, author of A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone

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Sparking Prosperity for Everyone: How Asset Building Can Close the Racial Wealth Gap

A conversation featuring

  • Robert E. Friedman, author of A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone
  • Malik Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Better Family Life
  • Ray Boshara, Senior Advisor and Director, Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Tishaura Jones, Treasurer, City of St. Louis
  • Esther Shin, President, Urban Strategies
  • Moderated by Michael Sherraden, Founding Director, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis

Robert E. Friedman, Founder of CFED (now Prosperity Now) and leader in the field of inclusive asset building, will discuss policies to reduce wealth inequality and strategies for community-driven innovation to build a stronger, more inclusive economy. Community leaders will discuss the implications of Friedman’s recommendations for the St. Louis region.

Lunch will be provided. Books available for purchase and signing following the event.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Social Development, Clark-Fox Policy Institute, and Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America at Washington University in St. Louis, and Grand Challenges for Social Work.
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Brown School, Hillman Hall, ​Clark-Fox Forum

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