Chicago’s Racial Wealth Gap

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Legacies of Racism Event

On February 24th at 6:00pm, join us for a presentation and panel discussion of a new IRRPP report Chicago's Racial Wealth Gap: Legacies of the Past, Challenges in the Present, Uncertain Futures documenting how local patterns in racial wealth gaps shape the lives of Chicagoans. In this report we learn from the life experiences of middle class Black, Latinx, and White families that there is much work to be done to support families, many of whom are contending today not just with the legacies of past inequities but with the ongoing failures of public policy to address basic needs.

Panelists are: Amanda E. Lewis (UIC), Allison Flanagan (Center for Tax and Budget Accountability), Damon Jones (University of Chicago), Joanna Trotter (The Chicago Community Trust), Louise Seamster (University of Iowa), and Lorena Garcia (UIC).