The Road to Zero Wealth: How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class and What We Can Do About It


Join Prosperity Now and other leaders working to close the racial wealth divide for an interactive webinar during which we will discuss findings from our new report, The Road to Zero Wealth: How the Racial Wealth Divide is Hollowing Out America’s Middle Class. During this webinar, we will discuss the current state of the racial wealth divide, its future trajectory and what it means for all of us.  We’ll also explore the role that policies play in driving this ever-accelerating divide and what can be done to address this problem.

Published in partnership with the Institute for Policy Studies, The Road to Zero Wealth builds on last year’s report, The Ever-Growing Gap, which found that it would take 228 years for the average Black family to amass the same amount of wealth the average White family owns today. In The Road to Zero Wealth, we look at median wealth, rather than average wealth, and find that Black and Latino families are on track to see their wealth hit zero within our lifetimes if the trends of the past 30 years continue.

Why has racial wealth inequality gotten this bad? What does it mean for our collective economic well-being? And how can we begin to address a problem of this scale? Join us on October 17 from 2-3:30 pm EDT to find out!

Special Invitation:  We invite you to join us for a special Road to Zero Wealth Twitter Town Hall on Tuesday, October 17 at 3:30 pm, immediately after the webinar! We'll take to social media to talk about the impact of the racial wealth divide and strategies communities can use to address these disparities. Form a watch party and Twitter chat group with your colleagues, volunteers, board members and community groups. Let's get this topic trending on Twitter! Stay tuned for more in the coming weeks. #RoadtoZeroWealth #RacialWealthDivide

Unable to attend the live webinar? Register anyway and we'll send the recording via email after the webinar.

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