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For Us, By Us: Catalyzing Capital Toward a Community Vision

Charli Cooksey WEPOWER

The racial wealth gap is leading to a day where the majority of Black and Latinx households are projected to have $0 in wealth. Generations of wealth stripping from and exploitation of marginalized communities – from slavery to redlining – can’t be solved with a single program, policy, or commitment to “inclusion.” This session explores a community-driven approach to wealth-building, emphasizing the need for inclusive policies, programs, and narratives. Learn from WEPOWER’s Community Wealth Building Playbook, crafted through a participatory process involving residents, leaders, and officials, offering diverse solutions grounded in community voices.

Track

Capital Flows for Impact: Dialogues Around the State of Impact Investment

Format

Fireside chat (2 speakers)

Speakers

  • NameCharli Cooksey
  • TitleFounder and CEO
  • OrganizationWEPOWER
  • NameLauren Paul
  • TitleVP of Strategic Alliances
  • OrganizationCommon Future

Description

The racial wealth gap is leading to a day where the majority of Black and Latinx households are projected to have $0 in wealth. Generations of wealth stripping from and exploitation of marginalized communities – from slavery to redlining – can’t be solved with a single program, policy, or commitment to “inclusion.” This session explores a community-driven approach to wealth-building, emphasizing the need for inclusive policies, programs, and narratives. Learn from WEPOWER’s Community Wealth Building Playbook, crafted through a participatory process involving residents, leaders, and officials, offering diverse solutions grounded in community voices.

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