Sign Up for Racism and the Economy: Focus on Housing on March 1

Join Philadelphia’s Federal Reserve Bank on Monday, March 1, 2021, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. ET, for Racism and the Economy: Focus on Housing, the fourth installment of the Federal Reserve System’s virtual series examining the impact of structural racism on our economy and advancing ideas to improve economic outcomes for all Americans. This event will focus on systemic racism in our housing markets and its impact on economic outcomes for all Americans. Our keynote speakers will outline the historical and contemporary context of how racism, racial exclusion, and predatory inclusion have limited housing opportunities and wealth-building for communities of color. Leaders from the public, nonprofit, and academic sectors will then present policy proposals for dismantling the deep inequities in housing market valuation, mortgage lending, and patterns of housing development. These proposals will kick-start a wide-ranging conversation among researchers, policymakers, and community leaders who are committed to eliminating racial disparities in housing opportunity.Keynote speakers:

  • Andre M. Perry, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
  • Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor, Department of African-American Studies, Princeton University

Additional speakers:

  • Priscilla Almodovar, President and CEO, Enterprise Community Partners Inc.
  • Raphael Bostic, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  • Bambie Hayes-Brown, President and CEO, Georgia ACT
  • Junia Howell, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Neel Kashkari, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  • Loretta Mester, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • William H. (Bill) Rogers Jr., President and COO, Truist Bank
  • Amy Scott, Senior Correspondent, Marketplace
  • Robin Rue Simmons, Alderman, 5th Ward, City of Evanston, Illinois
  • Scott Wiener, Senator, California District 11

Reserve your spot todayVisit the event page to learn more and to register.

About Racism and the Economy
Racism forms the foundation of inequality in our society. It limits opportunity for people of color and threatens the health of our economy. While the global pandemic has intensified racial and economic disparities, the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has galvanized people from all walks of life to address the systems and structures that enable and perpetuate these outcomes.Hosted by all 12 District Banks of the U.S. Federal Reserve System, Racism and the Economy is a virtual series that brings together community, business, and academic leaders to examine the economic impact of racism and advance bold ideas and concrete actions to achieve an economy that makes opportunity available to everyone. Visit our website for resources on these topics and to learn more about recent and future events.