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Boston Debate League’s Race, Equity, & Policy Series

May 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Boston Debate League’s Race, Equity, and Policy (REP) Series aims to facilitate and amplify critical discourse across the City of Boston by exploring how policy intersects with race and equity as it relates to issues impacting our communities. This year’s REP Series Spring Forum will create an opportunity for healthy debate around a topic that is relevant and timely in our community, and one that Boston Debate League debaters explored over the last year: economic justice. As noted in a 2015 report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, the median net worth of white families in Boston is $247,500, while the median net worth of Black families is just $8. The COVID-19 pandemic widened that racial wealth gap even further. Through this conversation, a multi-generational learning community of students, educators, leaders, experts, and change makers will investigate this pressing issue from multiple perspectives, surface implications for the broader community, and explore solutions.

This conversation will be moderated by Diti Kohli, Boston Globe reporter and producer of the Bozton GenZ video series. Panelists will include Dr. Thomas Shapiro, Research Professor at The Heller School for Social Policy at Brandeis University; Angela Brown, Chief of Economic Development at the Metropolitan Area Planning Council; and Gabriel Ponce Lemus, high school senior and Boston Debate League debater.

Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.bostondebate.org/repseries-2024/

Venue

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
210 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125 United States
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Details

Date:
May 9
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.bostondebate.org/repseries-2024/

Venue

Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate
210 Morrissey Blvd
Boston, MA 02125 United States
+ Google Map
View Venue Website