Webinar
Same Campus, Miles Apart
Addressing the Racial Wealth Divide

Recorded on: Thursday, November 8
Duration: One hour
Cost: FREE
Speakers: Lillian Singh, Director of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative; Prosperity Now
Kristin Bhaumik, Associate Director Financial Wellness, Advising and Eligibility Units; University of Michigan | Office of Financial Aid
Niki Pechinski, Financial Literacy Educator; University of MN Duluth

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As educators seeking to empower all students, we sometimes view education as a panacea to level the playing field for all. Yet, there is a silent and often overlooked factor that heavily influences the student experience and ability to persist and thrive in college: the racial wealth divide.

 

At a time when black families hold only $5.04 in wealth for every $100 held by white families, with household wealth for minorities on a 50-75% decline since 1983, it is imperative to examine how this gap plays out across academics and how we can take steps to broaden the discussion on our campuses.

 

This one-hour webinar combines thought-provoking research and practice to examine how minority students struggle against systemic economic disparity. With expert speakers from Prosperity Now, the University of Michigan, and the University of Minnesota – Duluth, attendees will learn about:

  • Data surrounding the current realities of how people of color are impacted by racial wealth inequality, and practical solutions on how practitioners can better serve students to improve their financial stability
  • How to introduce students to the topic via course integration
  • How to provide peer mentor training that incorporates awareness of and reflection on economic inequality

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