Race, Gender, and How They Impact Income Inequality
Open to all MIE members, this conversation is a follow up to a MIE 2020 National Conference session from May 7 that was dedicated to co-learning in realtime, using the Open Space Technology (OST) facilitation methodology to crowdsource the collective wisdom of participants. This conversation will focus on the ways that impact investors and others in the ecosystem can mobilize to end income and wealth inequality. The goal of this gathering is to extend the dialogue started at the Conference, particularly looking at systems thinking as a pathway to narrowing these income and wealth gaps. Read on to learn more about what the conversation will cover and log in for a link to register. Attendees should come prepared for a highly participatory discussion and expect to continue the engagement in subsequent convenings in the months ahead.
As COVID-19 continues to lay bare multiple systemic failures, disparities among race, gender, and income levels — often inter-linked — have been magnified. For many long in this work this comes as no surprise, but for others it is a more recent awakening. As a follow-up to the May 7 OST session, we will recap the conversation on these intersectional themes and talk about how race and gender show up in our income inequality work, including our investment practices. We'll touch on how to best leverage Community Development Finance Institutions to help deliver our shared goals, and consider what else, who else, and how else the work must be done to spur needed change. This will be an open forum for ideas to take action at both an "operating systems" level, as well as personally.
MIE members, log in to view a link to register and to view a report summarizing the discussion from the original OST session that took place on May 7, 2020 at the MIE National Conference. If you have any questions, or challenges accessing the registration information, please contact Karla Moreno at [email protected].
Jessica Mueller, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders