Equity Talks: How Neighborhoods Affect Social Mobility
January 19, 2023
7:00 PM — 8:15 PM EST
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Where you live matters: the arbitrary circumstances into which you are born - such as your gender, race, and ZIP Code - can determine your successes in life. This "opportunity gap" creates obstacles to obtaining a quality education, which is an essential component to prosperity. Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman, author of The Black Agenda: Bold Solutions for a Broken System, will explain how centering marginalized communities in policy decisions improves outcomes for everyone.
Featured Speaker: Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman
Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman is the co-founder of the only non-profit organization addressing the pipeline and pathway problem for Black women in fields of economics, finance, and policy. In her book The Black Agenda, Opoku-Agyeman features Black voices across economics, education, health, climate, and technology, all speaking to the question “What’s next?” as it pertains to centering Black people in policy matters in our country. As we collectively reckon with the aftermath of the pandemic, and finally begin to face the deep-rootedness of racism in this country, her work is empowering, exciting, and indispensable for the new world we’re building.