Date: Thursday, Oct. 15

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT

Venue: Zoom link will be provided through registration system prior to event

Presenters:

Gerald Kellman, Senior Advisor for Organizing, National Community Reinvestment Coalition
Zo Amani, Community Reinvestment Act Coordinator, National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Description:
Organizations that care about justice have a renewed focus on the deep and pervasive roots of racism experienced by African Americans. Oregon’s Latinx community, the state’s largest community of color, living in both rural and urban areas, has experienced a similar pattern of discrimination and inequity. This workshop will document the discrimination and discuss ways Latinx leadership can hold the private sector accountable, particularly financial institutions. We will discuss discrimination in small business and housing lending as well as the lack of corporate initiatives on behalf of Latinx communities. We will also explore disparities of wealth income and wages, work being done by Latinx led organizations to counteract the impact of racism and poverty, and strategies to increase partnerships between the private sector and Latinx nonprofit organizations. This workshop is part of a larger effort by NCRC to research and develop organizing and policy solutions to racial disparities in wealth.