On November 13th join the Center for Student Diversity and the Office of Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility at 2pm in the Loch Raven room as we engage in a campus conversation about the intersection of race and wealth in Baltimore City and beyond. Attendees will gain perspective on how people of color are progressing in today’s economy from experts Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Director, Racial Wealth Divide Initiative, CFED and Dr. Lawrence Brown, School of Community Health and Policy, Morgan State University.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is Senior Fellow, Racial Wealth Divide at Prosperity Now and previously served as the Sr. Director of the Economic Department and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center at NAACP. His professional work in economic equity began at United for a Fair Economy (UFE) where he was coordinator of the Racial Wealth Divide Project. While at UFE, he co-founded the State of the Dream report and has been a regular co-author of this annual report. As Senior Fellow, his responsibilities include strengthening Prosperity Now’s outreach and partnership with communities of color, as well as strengthening Prosperity Now’s racial wealth divide analysis in its work.
Dr. Lawrence Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Morgan State University School of Community Health and Policy and serves on the board of the Furman L. Templeton Preparatory Academy in West Baltimore. His scholarly work focuses on 1) the intersection of masculinity, racism, and health, 2) the impact of residential displacement and financial disinvestment on community health, and 3) understanding ethics and economic development in the domain of global health.
Attendees are encouraged to be active participants in the conversation, as well as have an open mind and be respectful of other’s thoughts, opinions, and ideas. Pizza and beverages are provided! For more information or accommodations contact Anee Korme firstname.lastname@example.org