Closing the Racial Wealth Gap – The 2015 Color of Wealth Summit


The 2015 Color of Wealth Summit, organized by the Center for Global Policy Solutions (CGPS) and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development (ICCED), was held at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on April 30, 2015.

The annual summit seeks to “engage Members of Congress, Congressional staff, the media, and the public in a dialogue about the racial wealth gap, its effect on marginalized households, its impact on the U.S. economy, and solutions for closing the gap.”

The informative and insightful sessions featured, among others: Members of Congress, policy researchers, economists, academics, and nonprofit, community development, financial and media professionals.

Watch videos of sessions here:

CGPS and ICCED manage the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative, a “national collaborative effort [that] seeks to build awareness and support for efforts to address racial and ethnic wealth inequalities based on structural factors.”

Related Coverage of the Summit:

Wealth Inequality: An American Problem. Charlene Crowell. May 1, 2015.

The Importance of Addressing the U.S. Racial and Ethnic Wealth Gap. Jessica Fulton. The Washington Center for Equitable Growth. May 5, 2015.

“2015 Color of Wealth Summit.” Asset Building News Week, April 27 – May 1.

The Color of Wealth Summit: Advancing a New Social Contract for a Fair and Inclusive Economy. Tade Mengesha. May 12, 2015.

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