Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative Annual Conferences

Annual Conferences

Since 2004, the Insight Center and the Ford Foundation have hosted annual meetings of of the leading minds on asset building, economic security, and the racial wealth gap from African American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, and Native American communities. See our conference materials below.

2012: Why We Can't Wait: Closing America's Racial Wealth Gap for the Next Generation

2010: "Women of Color, Wealth and America's Future"

Event Materials: Agenda, media advisory, Press Release.
PowerPoint Presentations: Heidi Hartmann, Janis Bowdler, Shyama Venkateswar, Sherry Salway Black, Mariko Chang (PDFs).

2009:The "Color of Wealth 2009 Policy Summit: Wealth Building for All: The Foundation for Economic Growth in the Global Marketplace."March 23-24, 2009, Washington DC.
Summit Materials: AGENDA FOR THE MEDIA, MEDIA ADVISORY and FACTSHEET."Building the National Will to Close the Racial Wealth Gap." PowerPoint Presentation given by Alan Jenkins of The Opportunity Agenda (PDF, 15MB).

2007: "Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Convening." October 29-30, 2007, New York City. Convening Proceedings (PDF).

2006:"Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Convening" at the University of California Santa Barbara Link to Presentations.

2005: "Diverse Voices on Asset Building: Asset Building from the Perspective of Experts of Color" at Tuskegee University Link to presentations.

2004: "Diverse Voices on Asset Building: Asset Building from the Perspective of Experts of Color" at Tuskegee University Link to presentations.