Event Date and Time
Adele H. Stamp Student Union, University of Maryland, 3972 Campus Dr, College Park

Panels & Speakers

Racial Wealth inequality: A Primer on Trends and Significance (10:30 -11:30am)
Wealth inequality scholars will discuss the causes and consequences of racial wealth inequality and highlight themes important to understanding the dynamics of continued racial wealth disparities

  • Dr. Thomas Shapiro, Pokross Professor of Law & Social Policy; Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University
  • Dr. Cedrick Herring, Professor of Sociology; Director of the Language, Literacy, and Culture PhD Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • Dr. Louise Seamster, Fellow at the Center for the Study of Social Justice at the University of Tennessee – Knoxville
  • Moderator: Dr. Cedric Herring

Philanthropy (12:15-2:15pm)
Business leaders and policy makers discuss how they leverage personal wealth and government funding to change local communities for the better.

  • Dr. Judy Dlamini, Chair of Mbekani Investment Holdings Ltd. And Aspen Pharmacare Ltd.; author of Equal but Different: Women Leaders’ Life Stories: Overcoming Race, Gender & Social Class
  • Mr. Gary Rozier, Senior Vice President, Ariel Investments
  • Ms. Tonia Wellons, Vice President, Community Investment, The Greater Washington Community Foundation
  • Moderator: Will Jawando

Racial Wealth Inequality: What Can be Done? (2:00 - 3:45pm)
Wealth inequality scholars will discuss how race intersects with wealth accumulation across people’s lives and how we might mitigate racial wealth inequality.

  • Dr. Sandy Darity, Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics; Director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University
  • Dr. Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Management & Urban Policy; Director of Doctoral Program in Public and Urban Policy at the New School in New York, NY
  • Dr. Tyson Brown, Assistant Professor of Sociology; Director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health Disparities Research
  • Moderator: Dr. Kris Marsh

Reception (4pm, Colony Ballroom)

    • Remarks from Dr. Judy Dlamini

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