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Conversations on Economic Inclusion

We hold Conversations on Economic Inclusion to learn about how to get more people participating more fully in the economy. A key goal of our Conversations is for researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and community members to learn from one another.

Closing the racial wealth gap—through verse

We’re taking a lyrical approach to educating the community about our efforts to address economic inequality. Through spoken-word poetry, we’re speaking out about the persistence of the racial wealth gap and highlighting the work of our Program on Economic Inclusion on this issue. With the help of local slam poets, we aim to change the conversation around economic inequality in our region—and demonstrate our commitment to mitigating it.

Listening Sessions

We are dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for all people in the region we serve. But various conditions and challenges prevent specific communities—especially minority communities—from fully participating in the economy. Overcoming these barriers begins with a clearer understanding of what they are. That’s why our Program on Economic Inclusion team regularly invites community stakeholders from across the Fourth District to speak on the issues they are facing and to engage in dialogue with us about potential solutions. Through our Listening Sessions series, we aim to elevate the experiences of those in our district, so that they may guide our work going forward. We publish recaps of each listening session and spotlight conversation for policymakers and other organizations to apply in their own economic inclusion efforts.