Closing the Racial Wealth Divide

06/04/2008 2:00 pm
06/04/2008 4:00 pm
United Methodist Church New York, NY This 2-hour workshop examines the way race shapes the distribution of economic resources and privilege in the U.S. We use several participatory activities and dialogue to analyze the role of government in supporting (for people of European descent) or blocking (for people of color) the accumulation of assets that, in effect, help create economic apartheid in the U.S. The workshop also reviews strategies, campaigns, and actions that will help close the racial wealth divide and promote create greater economic equality in general. The workshop is part of a week-long training to prepare college-age young people for summer internships.