The Racial Wealth Gap: Financial and Other Resources for HBCUs

Tuesday, April 19, 2022
2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern Time
Webinar Sponsor: LEAD Center

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) understand the importance and consequences of wealth-building based on historical racial privilege. The implications of the widening wealth gap in America’s economy are critical to advancing actions to improve economic outcomes for all, including Black youth and young adults with disabilities.

Race and wealth disparities between Black and white families were magnified during COVID-19. Systemic barriers, policies, procedures, and practices, such as redlining, appraisal bias, and credit discrimination, prevent people of color with and without a disability from participating in wealth-building.

Why Attend?
Join this LEAD Center webinar with speakers from the Department of Labor and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to learn more about the research into the racial wealth gap, financial and related resources, including:

  • Considering unique challenges to economic growth that many Black Americans encounter on their journey to financial well-being
  • Highlighting the importance of effective, accessible, and inclusive financial education, resources, and tools
  • Spotlighting the COVID-19 SCAN and the impact on Black youth/adults with disabilities
  • Introducing DOL Office of Apprenticeship HBCU apprenticeship initiatives

Who Should Attend?
This webinar is especially useful for HBCU presidents, provosts, parents, policymakers, administrators, financial educators, practitioners, counselors, disability liaisons, researchers, students, and related stakeholders interested in sharing information and best practices to advance their work for all Americans, including youth and young adults with disabilities.

Register for the April 19 Webinar