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Wed, Jun 26


The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership

Minding the Gap: Community Wealth

The third event in this series, “Minding the Gap: Community Wealth,” will explore the history of community wealth building strategies and the valuable role they play in addressing the racial wealth gap.

Minding the Gap: Community Wealth
Minding the Gap: Community Wealth

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2024, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

The Edgerley Center for Civic Leadership, 75 Arlington St # 300, Boston, MA 02116, USA

About the event

Community wealth building is a transformative approach that seeks to combat these realities by building and strengthening neighborhood assets and resources. This includes efforts to increase local economic power and autonomy, provide alternative wealth building opportunities, and promote neighborhood stability and resiliency.  Community wealth building has deep roots in a number of initiatives in Massachusetts, such as Boston’s Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, an organization in Roxbury that used the City of Boston’s eminent domain power to retain 60 acres of land for affordable housing and community development projects, managed by a community land trust.

This “Minding the Gap” forum will convene community wealth experts to discuss the history and importance of community wealth building, showcase existing initiatives in the Greater Boston area, and engage in a dialogue about the promising role these initiatives can play in closing the racial wealth gap.

Welcome and Opening Remarks Soni Gupta, Associate Vice President of Programs, Advancing Community Wealth at The Boston Foundation Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A Sharon Cho, Director, Dudley Neighbors Inc. Gerardo Espinoza, Executive Director, Local Enterprise Assistance Fund Kimberly Lyle, Chief Executive Officer, Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation Courtney Brunson, Director, Greater Boston Partnership to Close the Racial Wealth Gap at The Boston Foundation (Moderator) More panelists to be announced!

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