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2020 Elevate Conference – Closing the Racial Wealth Gap – October 16th, 2020
October 16, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
The 2020 Elevate Conference is expected to grow the knowledge of all attendees; for a better understanding of historical and current causes of the racial wealth gap and its impacts.
Attendees will be able to identify relevant ways to personally grow wealth, and collectively help close the racial wealth gap.
Through intentional networking and engagement, attendees and speakers will connect and develop partnerships to advance the black community and close the racial wealth gap.
The conference will have the support of brilliant community leaders, black-owned businesses/organizations, dynamic presenters, and community and financial resource partners.
BREAK-OUT SESSION OBJECTIVES
Oct. 16, 2020
10:00AM – 10:50AM
Increasing Wealth: Living Examples (entrepreneurs, black investors, etc.)
*interactive panel discussion*
11:00AM – 11:45AM
Small Businesses Enterprises & Entrepreneurship – A focus on Launching, Pivoting, Expanding
11:00AM – 11:45AM
Wealth Building Through Community Economic Development
Chief of Race, Wealth and Community
National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Dr. Corey S. Bradford, Sr.
President, Harris-Stowe State University
Dr. LaTonia Collins Smith
Provost, Harris-Stowe State University
Veta T. Jeffery
Heartland Saint Louis
Black Chamber of Commerce
Treasurer, City of St. Louis, MO
Dr. Vetta L. Sanders-Thompson
Racial and Ethnic Studies
Brown School of Social Work
Washington University in St. Louis
Director of Community Affairs
Money Smarts School of Finance for Children
Chief Opportunity Zone Officer
St. Louis Development Corporation
St. Louis Mental Health Board
CEO, Zero Position Selling
Vice President, Director of Business Impact
U.S. Bank Community Development Corporation
Organization for Black Struggle