July 15, 2015: Webinar on Racial Wealth Inequality, Vermont’s Children’s Savings Account Program, and More…

WEBINAR – Racial Wealth Inequality at the Metropolitan Area and National Levels: Findings and Implications

Millions of families nationwide lack enough assets to offer better opportunities for future generations. This is exacerbated in communities of color who have faced compounding barriers to building assets across generations. Learn what several recent studies reveal about the growing racial wealth gap in this Connecting Communities® webinar – sponsored by the Federal Reserve System. Featured webinar speakers include: William Darity, Duke University; Bill Emmons, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Darrick Hamilton, The New School; Ana Patricia Muñoz, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; and Bryan Noeth, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

Learn more about this webinar and register.

Vermont Creates Universal Children’s Higher Education Savings Account Program

Vermont has recently joined other states in creating a children’s savings account program that will open a savings account for every baby born in the state, starting in 2016.

Each account will be opened with a $250 deposit or $500 for children born into households at or below the federal poverty level.

Learn more about the program.

REGISTER: Alabama Asset Building Coalition State Conference

Thursday, July 30
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Montgomery, Alabama

Save the date for the Alabama Asset Building Coalition State Conference. The all-day event will cover topics ranging from innovative retirement funding options (both federal and state products) to alternatives to payday loans and children’s savings accounts. There will also be an advocacy training from PolicyLink on Getting Equity Advocacy Results (GEAR). To learn more about the coalition, and for updates on this conference, visit www.alabamaabc.org.

In Case You Missed It…

Register for Equity Summit 2015

October 27-29, 2015
Los Angeles, CA

This October, don't miss the opportunity to join 3,000 advocates, activists, policymakers, funders, and private sector partners for one of the largest conferences on racial and economic equity of the year! Tour the city with local activists, build new skills through equity workshops, join interactive discussions with leaders in the field like Harvard economist Raj Chetty and Service Employees International Union president Mary Kay Henry, and much more.

For information and to register for the summit, visit www.equity2015.org

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