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Black History Month Webinar:
Addressing the Racial Wealth Divide and Building Intergenerational Wealth
February 21 , 2:00 pm EDT
Join NCRC Chief of Organizing, Policy and Equity Dedrick Asante-Muhammad on Tuesday, February 21, at Inclusiv’s Black History Month celebration that hosts a special conversation with three dynamic leaders on “Addressing the Racial Wealth Divide and Building Intergenerational Wealth.” He will be joined by representatives from the Liberation in a Generation and Communities Learning to Invest and Mobilize for Business (CLIMB) USA.
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Chief of Organizing, Policy, and Equity, NCRC
Dedrick Asante-Muhammad joined NCRC in January 2019 as the Chief of Race, Wealth, and Community. Currently, he serves as Chief of Organizing, Policy and Equity. During his tenure as Chief of Race, Wealth and Community he oversaw Fair Housing, Fair Lending, the Women’s Business Center of DC, the National Training Academy, the Housing Counseling Network, and started the Racial Economic Equity Department. As Chief of Organizing, Policy, and Equity, Dedrick oversees Racial Economic Equity, Organizing, Research, Policy, and Government Affairs.
Dedrick comes from Prosperity Now where he was a Senior Fellow and Founder of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative. Before Prosperity Now, Dedrick worked for the NAACP, where he was the Senior Director of the Economics Department and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center. Dedrick has also worked for Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network and the Institute for Policy Studies.
Dedrick serves as chair of the Board for Beyond Savvy, an organization focused on financial empowerment for the justice impacted. He also sits on a variety of advisory boards, including Advancing Black Strategies Initiative, National League of Cities Racial Wealth Divide Initiative, Financial Health Network’s PULSE, and Better Markets.
Emanuel Nieves, Director of Policy, Liberation in a Generation
Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey and raised in a working-class Puerto Rican household throughout the city, Emanuel’s parents and community instilled in him values of humility, hard work, serving others in your community, and perseverance in the face of hardship that have guided him throughout his life. Over the past ten years, these values have focused his career towards advancing progressive economic policies and helping policymakers understand and address the myriad of systematic barriers to economic mobility and prosperity facing families of color.
Prior to Liberation in a Generation, Emanuel was an Associate Director of Policy at Prosperity Now, where he worked to inform and mobilize advocates across the country to push for policy change at the federal level that expanded economic opportunity. In this capacity, he led Prosperity Now’s work on understanding and addressing the racial wealth divide and predatory lending. Before joining Prosperity Now, Emanuel worked at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where he coordinated LISC’s local office advocacy efforts in Washington, DC, and provided support on an array of housing and community development federal issues. He holds a B.A. in political science from Stockton University in Pomona, New Jersey and a Master in Public Policy from Princeton University.
Robert Wynn, President, CLIMB USA
Mr. Wynn is the founder of a number of entities and programs, all geared toward economic empowerment. These include – CLIMB, an investment education movement; Asset Builders of America Inc., a nonprofit financial education organization; Urban Economic Development Association, a community development trade association; Halifax Institute, an urban think tank; Pipeline to Wall Street, a program to foster diversity in the financial services industry; and Land Rich, an initiative to help low wealth land owners to understand and develop the value of their inherited land.
Prior to opening his own businesses, Robert Wynn created a number of financial education programs while he was the Financial Education Officer at the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions. These programs include such widely recognized projects as the Money Conferences, the Millionaires Clubs®, the Finance and Investment Challenge Bowls®, CLIMB® and the Intelligent Arts Showcase®. Mr. Wynn also led the creation and coordination of the first ever “Governor’s Summit on Venture Capital” which helped to enhance the private investment infrastructure for the State of Wisconsin.
Earlier in his career, as Director of Minority Business Development at the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, Mr. Wynn developed the policy and legislative framework that established the Early Planning Grant and Minority Business Development Funds.