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GWBCC – Fireside Chat with Mrs. Virginia Ali

March 12, 10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST

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In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Greater Washington Black Chamber of Commerce (GWBCC) is proud to shine a light on local women’s political involvement, development, and leadership as business owners in 2021.

This conversation will Feature trailblazer Virginia Ali, co-founder and owner of Ben’s Chili Bowl for reflections about the past, present and future of women in business and the community.

Fireside chat with Mrs. Virginia Ali

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March 12
10:00 am EST - 11:00 am EST
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Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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