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The Fierce Urgency of Now: Countering the Impact of Income Inequality
May 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Faith and Advocacy Network, the newest community ministry of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, invites you to join a virtual class focusing on the Old Fourth Ward, where long-time residents are being displaced by gentrification. An Economic Security Task Force, led by Councilmember Amir Farouki, is sponsoring a pilot project to test the effectiveness of direct income supports to counter this unhappy exodus. Alternative policies and legislative remedies at both federal and state levels will also be cited, as well as other community partners.
The gap between wealthy Americans and all other economic groups is wider than at any other time in the nation’s history. For Black citizens and other communities of color, the unequal impact of the pandemic and the ensuing economic crisis has reinforced historic inequities in housing, education, and healthcare, among other systems essential to the well-being of all communities.
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