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    The History of Black Generational Wealth

    Local and national experts examine historical barriers that have stifled the accumulation of black wealth from one generation to the next, and explore how Black entrepreneurs have disrupted this cycle of inequity.

    Lolly Bowean
    Media & Storytelling Program Officer, The Field Foundation
    Eric Williams
    Founder & Creative Director, The Silver Room
    Marcia Chatelain
    Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University
    Xavier Ramey
    Founder & CEO, Justice Informed
    Tiffany Williams
    CEO, Exquisite Catering

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    Building a Legacy: A Look at the History of Black Generational Wealth

    Eric Williams
    Founder & Creative Director, The Silver Room
    Marcia Chatelain
    Professor of History and African American Studies, Georgetown University
    Lolly Bowean
    Media & Storytelling Program Officer, The Field Foundation
    Tiffany Williams
    CEO, Exquisite Catering
    Xavier Ramey
    Founder & CEO, Justice Informed

    This Conversation will make an unflinching examination of the hindrances that have historically prevented the accumulation of black wealth from one generation to the next while exploring the various entrepreneurial solutions that have broken the cycle of poverty. By first looking at the impact of corporate franchise model on the black community in Chicago, we'll zoom out to take stock of our current situation and identify the necessary steps for closing the racial wealth gap nationwide.

    Special thanks to our venue partner, Chicago Beyond, for hosting this event with Chicago Ideas.