3pm Eastern Time
Join the Democracy Collaborative's Keane Bhatt and Steve Dubb, co-authors of the new report Educate and Empower: Tools for Building Community Wealth, for an online discussion with leading practioners on the practical strategies to empower residents to engage and participate in community economic development.
Tools for Building Community Wealth
How do low-income communities learn to advance economically and build wealth? Low-income communities and communities of color, in challenging structural economic and social inequality, have historically grappled with tensions inherent to development. Who participates in, directs, and ultimately owns the economic-development process? In creating and sustaining new, inclusive economic institutions, how do community members cultivate and pass on skills, commitment and knowledge—especially among those who have long faced barriers to education and employment? And how should communities strike an appropriate balance between utilizing local knowledge and accessing outside expertise?
Aaron Bartley, Executive Director and Co-Founder, PUSH Buffalo
Carla Javits, President and CEO, REDF
Dana Pedersen, Education & Outreach Coordinator, Cooperation Texas
SOURCE: Democracy Collaborative