Saturday, March 31
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
North High School
1500 James Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55411
Note: This is a free event.
With an estimated $4 Billion Dollars spent in the Minnesota Economy annually by the African American community a lot of us began to wonder where that money was going, and to whom? The lack of clarity around this issue has been a catalyst for forming the African American Economics Solutions Summit.
Why This Summit?
Minnesota has a progressive state history when it comes to party and labor politics. In this context the disparities between African Americans and Whites when it comes to Health, Employment, and Education and Incarceration are shocking. This hard reality includes many factors both internal and external to African American communities.
So through collaborative efforts with African American community members, organizers, authors, scholars, and business professionals, we come together to examine & develop solutions to:
• The LACK of use of the economic cycle in the African American Community.
• Insolvent relationships with lending institutions both statewide and nationally.
• Learn who stands to benefit from this pauperized conditioning of African Americans?
• Discover how we advance our own economic solutions using domestic(?) resources?
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS INCLUDE:
– Mahmoud ElKati
– Dr. Rose Brewer
– Sam Grant
– Pro. Nekima Levy-Pounds
– And More!!
There have been numerous studies of these and other issues plaguing the African American community. We choose to start with economic issues that we have the latent control over.. WHAT WE BUY!
We cannot afford to continue to forgo our economic buying power. The future of our communities depends on transforming our consciousness and practice with regards to our use of the dollars we control. We must at the very least create economic cycles that circulate these billions of dollars through community owned and operated business 4-8 times before it leaves. Long-term plans include exploring new models of sustainable collective economics in our communities.
Additional questions for investigation include examining how such an economic failure was permitted to fester for so long in one of the most progressive states in the country?
With this frame of thought, and with the intention of producing change developed in collaboration with many community allies, organizations, and leaders, – we commission the First Annual African American Economics Solutions Summit, March 31, 2012.
The Black Dollar Coalition includes support from:
Neighborhood HUB, Minnesotans for a Fair Economy, NAACP (ST.Paul), Emerge, Tuloko.com, African American Leadership Forum, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Isaiah, Urban Women’s Movement, Torch Light MN, NCRC and More
There will also be FREE Breakfast and Lunch served per RSVP so make sure you let us know your going to attend this empowering event!
RSVP at http://www.mnnoc.org/african_american_economic_solutions_summit
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