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24/7 Virtual Discussion on Wealth Equity featuring Brookings Fellow Dr. Andre Perry

The 24/7 Black Leadership Advancement Consortium will host a virtual conversation on Wealth Equity featuring Brookings Institute Fellow and acclaimed author, Dr. Andre Perry, the Iowa SBA and Business Equity Practitioners on February 25, 2021. 


Andre Perry is a Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, a scholar-in residence at American University and a columnist for the Hechinger Report. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality and education, Perry is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, Washington Post, and Perry has also made appearances on CNN, PBS, National Public Radio, NBC and ABC. His research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. Perry’s recent scholarship at Brookings has analyzed Black-majority cities and institutions in America, focusing on valuable assets worthy of increased investment. He is the author

of the forthcoming book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities, which will be released by Brookings Institution Press in May 2020 and is currently available through pre-order.


His research has also spotlighted the struggles of Black businesses—including artists and art institutions, restaurants, and barbershops and beauty salons—as they await federal relief from COVID-19’s economic impact. Perry co-authored the Brookings Institution report “The Devaluation of Assets in Black Neighborhoods” and has presented its findings across the country, including to the U.S. House Financial Services Committee.


Prior to the keynote address, the morning includes a panel discussion from diversity, equity and business practitioners and professionals Deidre DeJear, Financial Empowerment Center,  Master Business Bootcamp & The Director’s Council Program Manager, Maurice Davis S.A. Program Manager Empower By Goddady, ReShonda Young, Director 24/7 Black Business & Entrepreneurship Accelerator, Jayne Armstrong, Iowa District Director Small Business Administration (SBA) and Dr. Kingsley Botchway III, Chief Officer of Human Resources and Equity for the Waterloo Community School District.

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Upcoming Events

  • Wealth Equity and Empowering BIPOC Businesses with Dr. Andre Perry
    This is a virtual event
    Feb 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    This is a virtual event
    The 24/7 Black Leadership Advancement Consortium will host a virtual conversation on Wealth Equity and how to empower BIPOC led businesses featuring Brookings Institute Dr. Andre Perry.
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    Spring Skill UP
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    Skill Up aims to increase personal and professional development, amplify leadership and growth strategies and build networks of influence for Black Professionals and businesses in the Cedar Valley.
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    Building Wealth Financial Series
    Time is TBD
    There is a unique set of financial literacy skills that accompany the journey to creating financial wealth; information that is not always readily available to underrepresented populations. The goal of the financial empowerment series is to empower historically underbanked Black communities.

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