Race & Economics Forum 5-21-08
On Wednesday May 21, 2008, New Path and the Memphis Urban League will host the third forum in their 2008 Race Relations in Memphis panel series. Race & Economics will focus on issues related to the disparities between whites and blacks, and other minority groups as it pertains to the various economic and business development opportunities available in Memphis & Shelby County. To date, confirmed panelists include: Dr. Dale Bails, Dean of the School of Business, and economics professor at Christian Brothers University; Dr. Jerome Blakemore, Director of the Division of Social Work and associate professor of sociology at the University of Memphis; and Roby Williams, President/CEO of the Black Business Association of Memphis. Daphene McFerren, Director of the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will moderate the discussion.
This event will take place at the Ben Hooks Central Library (3030 Poplar Ave) and will be held from 6:00pm—8:00pm in Meeting Room C. New Path and the Memphis Urban League’s goal for this forum is to paint an accurate picture of where Memphians of different races stand in terms of economic development/growth, financial security, and net-wealth. The panel will also discuss and examine how issues relating to race & economics may play a direct role in determining race relations in Memphis & Shelby County. Both organizations intent is to host an open and honest dialogue on how we may begin to close the gap pertaining to economic equality among all races.
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