Bridging the Gap: Building a Community of Financial Well-being

2018 AFCPE® Research and Training Symposium

AFCPE Pre-Symposium: Monday, November 12 - Wednesday, November 14
AFCPE Symposium: Wednesday, November 14 - Friday, November 16
Schedule Subject to Change

Title: Considering the Impact of the Racial Wealth Divide in Serving Your Clients
Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Wealth is the foundation of economic security in the United States. As Dr. Mariko Chang explains "wealth provides an overview of financial health; it represents our ability to deal with the economic consequences of illness, unemployment, and financial emergencies. Wealth also reflects our ability to invest in our future and the future of our children." Historically wealth building tools, such as buying a home and retirement savings, were denied to communities of color. Today the racial wealth divide is still a major obstacle and must be addressed to achieve racial equity.

This session will further explore the current realities of how people of color are impacted by racial wealth inequality and offer practical solutions on how practitioners can better serve clients to improve their financial stability.

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