Event Details

Black Economic Prosperity for our region - Video Forum

Portland Business Alliance

Start Date: 09/16/2020 10:00 AM

End Date: 09/16/2020 11:30 AM

The median household income of Black families in our region is barely half that of white families and less than all other races. Access to capital, quality education and healthcare create additional challenges that dampen an already bleak economic outlook for Black Americans. (Read more: The Invisible Knees A call to action) Join us Wednesday, September 16 for a forum dedicated to exploring the work needed to advance Black economic prosperity for our region. Opening remarks and moderated discussion with panelists including:

Kali Ladd, Executive Director, KairosPDX
Michelle DePass, President & CEO, Meyer Memorial Trust
Mari Watanabe, Executive Director, Partners in Diversity
Alando Simpson, Vice President, City of Roses Disposal & Recycling, Inc. & Executive Board Member, Portland Business Alliance

JR Lilly, East Portland Action Plan Advocate, City of Portland

Registration details: https://business.portlandalliance.com/events/details/black-economic-prosperity-for-our-region-video-forum-6542