MCNY Racial & Social Justice Initiative: Where Constructive Action Meets Collective Action
True to MCNY’s founding principles, it is our mission to bring our community together to build tools that foster social, racial and economic justice through collective action, mutual aid, and critical dialogue.
Join us for a discussion on how to change the Racial and Economic Divide!
The Racial Wealth Gap: A Dialog and Solutions
September 10th, 2018 |12:00-2:30 pm| 60 West Street, New York, New York 10006
Admission is FREE – Please RSVP
- Learn how to impact government!
- Learn strategies for growing wealth!
- Learn how to take ownership of your communities!
Our inaugural event focuses on the profound economic inequality that limits life chances, often along racial lines, in America. Professor Darrick Hamilton and State Senator James Sanders, Jr. will lead us in this discussion about the complexities of the racial wealth gap and the wealth inequality baked into our public policy and undergirding American life for so many of us.
Professor Darrick Hamilton is an economist at the New School “whose work focuses on the causes, consequences, and remedies of racial and ethnic inequality in economic and health outcomes, which includes an examination of the intersection of identity, racism, colorism, and socioeconomic outcomes. He has authored numerous scholarly articles on socioeconomic stratification in education, marriage, wealth, homeownership, health (including mental health), and labor market outcomes.”
New York State Democratic Senator James Sanders, Jr., represents Southeast Queens. Now in his third term, Sanders, a lifelong public servant, Marine Corps veteran, proponent of education and advocate for working-class families, continues to approach the legislature with a fresh perspective and promise to bring economic opportunities and resources to the people of his district. He is the ranking Democrat for the Senate Committee on Banks and heads the Senate Task Force on Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE). Throughout his career, Sanders has worked on issues of racial and economic justice.
Sponsored by the MCNY Racial & Social Justice Initiative Committee
Kate Adler, MLS, MA, Director of Library Services
Lessie Branch, Ph.D., Associate Dean of School for Business
John Edwards, MPA, Director of Career Development
Lisa Ingravera, Ed.M., Coordinator of Student Life
Odessa Thomas, Peer Leader, Bachelor of Emergency Management Student