Is Equity a Superior Growth Model? Join us for a Roundtable in DC


In the past decade, people of color accounted for more than 90 percent of the nation’s population growth. In just four short years, a majority of young people are expected to be people of color. And by 2042, a majority of all Americans will be people of color.

Yet, even as the face of tomorrow’s America comes into view, inequities in wealth, income, and opportunity continue to grow.

What role will equity play in our economic future?

On April 22, PolicyLink and the Center for American Progress are bringing together some of the nation’s top economists and policy thinkers to investigate the relationship between inclusion and long-term economic growth and competitiveness — and the new policies we need to create an economy that works for all Americans.

Prosperity 2050: Is Equity a Superior Growth Model?

Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor, Washington, DC

10 a.m. to Noon (Eastern), Friday, April 22

Opening Remarks by Angela Glover Blackwell, Founder and CEO, PolicyLink

What is the relationship between equity and growth?

Moderator: John Podesta, President and CEO, Center for American Progress
Dr. Manuel Pastor, Professor of Geography and American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California, Director of USC’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE)
Dr. Emmanuel Saez, Director, Center for Equitable Growth, E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics, University of California Berkeley
Dr. Bill Spriggs, Assistant Secretary of Policy, U.S. Department of Labor

What policies can help us advance equitable growth?

We hope you’ll join us for this important discussion,

Moderator: Janice Nittoli, Associate Vice President and Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation
Bob Herbert, Writer, former New York Times columnist
Dr. Mariko Chang, Author, Independent Consultant
Dr. Denise Fairchild, President, Emerald Cities
Don Chen, Senior Program Officer, Ford Foundation

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