NETWORK’s Racial Wealth & Income Gap Workshop
Muhammad Ali Center :: 144 N 6th Street
Monday, November 4, 2019 :: 11AM to 1PM
NETWORK’s Racial Wealth and Income Gap workshop combines an informational presentation, interactive simulation, individual reflections, and group discussion to educate participants about the origins of our nation’s racial wealth and income gap.
Over the course of the workshop, participants engage with 12 different federal policies, implemented throughout our nation’s history, which led to the intentional divestment of the Black community and provided the structure for what we understand as white privilege today. The workshop dispels claims of America’s meritocracy as well as popular “bootstrap” narratives by providing participants with an opportunity to examine the institutional and political realities of racism and examine ways to correct them. Sister Emily TeKolste, NETWORK’s Grassroots Mobilization Specialist, will be facilitating the workshop.