24th Annual Wall Street Project: Virtual Economic Summit
Rainbow PUSH Coalition and Citizenship Education Fund 24th Annual Wall Street Project Virtual Economic Summit
"The Wall Street Dilemma: 100 Years after Tulsa"
100 YEARS LATER: WHAT HISTORY TEACHES US ABOUT TULSA
Economic indicators show a deepening Black and White economic inequality in the United States. Blacks are unbanked, and their financial literacy skills are minimal. They are not well-versed in their history, which correlates to the economic conditions they are currently living in. This session will look back at the affluent community known as “Black Wall Street,” the Greenwood district in Tulsa in the early 1900s, where Blacks were rich in business and culture until its destruction by racism in 1921, and what we can learn from their success.
Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, National Newspapers Publishers Association (NNPA)
Dr. Rhonda Vonshay Sharpe, President and Founder of Women's Institute for Science, Equity, and Race (WISER Policy), and Past President, National Economic Association
Rashawn Ray, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology and Executive Director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) at the University of Maryland, College Park, and David M. Rubenstein Fellow at The Brookings Institution
THE CURRENT REALITIES: RESTORATION, STABILITY, AND GROWTH OF BLACK WEALTH AFTER COVID-19
The gaps in income, healthcare, wealth creation, and denial of access to capital still continue. How can these issues be addressed with measurable and stable solutions? During this session, participants will explore what accomplishments were achieved in 2020, what was/is COVID-19’s impact, and plan of action for 2021.
Darrick Hamilton, Ph.D., University Professor, Henry Cohen Professor of Economics and Urban Policy, and the Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of Race and Political Economy at The New School
Eugene Mitchell, Author, Closing The Racial Wealth Gap: 7 Untold Rules for Black Prosperity and Legacy, and President and Chief Executive Officer, E. Mitchell Enterprises, LLC
Kweku Obed, Managing Director, Marquette Associates, and Author, “Talking About the ABCs of Financial Literacy”
Andre M. Perry, Ph.D., Senior Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and Columnist for the Hechinger Report; and Author, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities
THE NEXT 100 YEARS: BUILDING WEALTH IN THE FACE OF AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE
The detrimental effects of the COVID-19 pandemic will be felt for years to come. Despite this, we must stay vigilant and focused on achieving a fair and just moral economic agenda. How can we forge ahead as individuals and communities united in a common cause? Emerging leaders discuss what steps should be taken.
Sabrina Lamb, Founder and Executive Director, World of Money
Tiffany McGhee, Founder, CEO & CIO, Pivotal Advisors
B. Doyle Mitchell, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Industrial Bank
HONOREE Suzanne Shank, President and CEO, Siebert Cisneros Shank & Co., L.L.C
More content and speakers to be announced.
Prior to the Summit, you will receive a unique link to participate.
For more information about the Summit, visit: rainbowpushwallstreetproject.org