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Advocating for Racial Equity with Personal Finances

December 1 , 2:00 pm EST 3:00 pm EST

Advocating for Racial Equity through Personal Finances will discuss using your individual power to advocate for racial equity through how money is used.

Our society was founded on and perpetuates inequities based on countless characteristics, but the areas we will focus on will be race and gender. We will embark on a journey towards advocating for race/gender equity with finances personally and professionally for yourself and the individuals with which you work.

You, as well as the people that you partner with, have power and can actively improve the economy based on how your money is used. Organizing for race/gender equity within an inequitable economy.

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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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