Economic Status

2021 Jun 18

Race in American: Black Economic Mobility

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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From the nationwide protests over the death of George Floyd to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the past year has reignited questions about the impact of the racial wealth gap on Black communities. Join Washington Post Live for conversations about why these inequities have persisted for so long, public policies to promote economic mobility, and the role of the private sector among other issues. In a sponsor segment presented by McKinsey’s Institute for Black Economic Mobility, Shelley Stewart will present the findings of a new report on the economic state of Black America...

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2021 Jun 18

On Juneteenth—A Discussion with Annette Gordon-Reed

2:00pm

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The American Philosophical Society hosts a virtual discussion with Annette Gordon-Reed, Carl M. Loeb University Professor and member of the Presidential Committee on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, about her new book, On Juneteenth (Liveright, 2021). A commemoration of Juneteenth and the fraught legacies of slavery that still persist, the book is a stark reminder that the fight for equality is ongoing.

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2021 Jun 18

When Did Slavery End in the United States for African Americans?

2:00pm to 3:00pm

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Antoinette Harrell, author, historian, and genealogist, will discuss litigation arising from violations of statutes implementing the 13th Amendment, which outlaws slavery and certain forms of involuntary servitude. The files pertain to complaints made by persons (victims) who were being held against their will or forced to work off debts through threats and intimidation by employers or others (subjects), most of whom were African Americans who were physically forced or sometimes beaten to return to former employers to work off their debts. The pastor, author, and Dozier School for Boys...

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2021 Jun 14

The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston

5:30pm to 6:30pm

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For generations, Americans have looked to education as the solution to economic disadvantage. Yet, although more people are earning degrees, the gap between rich and poor is widening. Cristina Viviana Groeger’s book The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston (Harvard University Press, 2021) delves into the history of this seeming contradiction...

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2021 Jun 09

Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act: How to Avoid Tribes Leaving $12 Billion on the Table

4:00pm to 5:00pm

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The Ash Center’s Harvard Project on American Indian Economic Development is hosting the 'Navigating the American Rescue Plan Act' series to help tribal nations learn from each other and from a wide array of experts as tribes take on the challenges of securing and spending recovery funds.

This second session in the series, titled “Where Other ARPA Monies Live -- How to Avoid Tribes Leaving $12 Billion on the Table” will feature ...

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2021 Jun 10

Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition

6:00pm to 7:15pm

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Online

This webinar is presented by the Capital Access Hub of the Harvard Business School African-American Alumni Association.

Entrepreneurship is all about startups and having an outstanding idea for a product or service, or so we are told.The truth is there are many paths to entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA) – the process of acquiring and operating an existing operation or raising a search fund has become increasingly popular in recent years.

Please join us for a webinar featuring Harvard Business School Senior Lecturer Archie...

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2021 Jan 28

Building an Equitable Economy

9:30pm

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Virtual

ClassACT HR 85 invites you to join a panel discussion about one of the most pressing problems of our times – economic inequality. The panel, comprised of experts with both academic and practical expertise, will provide a historical and contemporary policy context to establish a shared understanding of why the US is experiencing such extreme racial and economic inequality today, and describe innovative and community-driven solutions that are helping people realize more economic equity. Panelists will also engage in a dialogue with each other and with the audience, and identify specific...

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