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USCHS: 2021 Scholar Series

April 29, 2021

Toward a More Better Union: Economic Empowerment

The pandemic has magnified the growing economic inequality that disproportionately impacts people of color. We were joined by scholar, Dr. Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College; and former Congressional staff member Shay Hawkins who now leads the Opportunity Zone Fund Association for a discussion on how Congress addresses economic empowerment and access to capital.