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POSTPONED, NEW DATE TBA: Narrow the Wealth Gap: A Networking Event Presenting Pro Bono Opportunities in Economic Empowerment

Date(s):
January 26, 2021
Description:
Credit: 0 Credit Hours 
 
**This program has been postponed, a new date will be announced soon.
 
One of the greatest challenges the Biden-Harris administration is expected to face is narrowing the rapidly widening racial wealth gap, especially in light of the economic and social struggles accompanying COVID-19. This networking event will introduce various pro bono opportunities for the D.C. Bar community to further economic justice and provide attendees informal and vibrant small and large group discussion forums with breakout sessions to share their ideas, suggestions, and stories on how our legal community is working to narrow the wealth gap, and further diversity and inclusion. Perspectives and opportunities for service from thought leaders and those involved in financial literacy focused nonprofits, such as Powerful Progress, Wall Street Bound, and other organizations will also be provided. Marginalized communities have significantly lower incomes, and very limited access opportunities and access to creating intergenerational wealth. The 2019 Survey of Consumer Finances reported by the Federal Reserve indicated that wealth levels in communities of color are as much as eight times lower. This event brings together the legal community to explore ways in which we can further social impact and combat economic inequity. Non profits Powerful Progress and Wall Street Bound will be presenting, and check back for an updated list of organizations. 
 
Pre-registration for this program is required. As always, please feel free to share this invitation with colleagues. D.C. Bar membership is not required to attend.
 
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This remote program will be hosted on the Zoom platform. You will receive access information from D.C. Bar Communities staff the afternoon prior to the program. The Zoom access information should not be shared with other, as registration is required.
 
Sponsored by: D.C. Bar Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Community
Related Community of Interest: D.C. Bar Corporate, Finance, and Securities Law Community; Public Interest and Courts Community; and Taxation Community 
Program Partner: South Asian Bar Association  
 
This is an "Off the Record" program. Remarks made during “Off the Record” programs may not be used for publication.
 
Speakers: 
  • Pawnee Davis, Powerful Progress
  • Nandu Machiraju, South Asian Bar Association D.C. Chapter
  • Troy Prince, Wall Street Bound 
  • Rebecca Rothey, Community Foundation of Washington and Washington D.C. Estate Planning Council's DEI Taskforce  
  • Avani Uppalapati, South Asian Bar Association D.C. Chapter 
 
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION
$0 D.C. Bar Community Members - Premium
$0 D.C. Bar ETPL and Related Community Members
$0 D.C. Bar Law Student Community Member
$10 Government/Non-Profit
$10 South Asian Bar Association Members  
$15 D.C. Bar Member
$25 Non-Member
 
REGULAR REGISTRATION *after January 22, 2021
$0 D.C. Bar Community Members - Premium
$10 D.C. Bar ETPL and Related Community Members
$10 D.C. Bar Law Student Community Member
$15 Government/Non-Profit
$15 South Asian Bar Association Members  
$20 D.C. Bar Member
$30 Non-Member
 
Please select Individual Registration above to register.
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Avani Uppalapati, South Asian Bar Association DC Chapter

Nandu Machiraju, South Asian Bar Association DC Chapter

Pawnee Davis, Powerful Progress

Rebecca Rothey, Community Foundation of Washington and Washington D.C. Estate Planning Council’s DEI Taskforce

Troy Prince, Wall Street Bound

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