Event

Economic Inequality Policy Series: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Communities of Color and Policy Insights for an Equitable Economic Recovery

September 24, 2020

 

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York held its third event in a series of discussions on inequality on September 24 from 2:00-3:30 pm EDT via webex.

The forum highlighted the New York Fed’s recent research and looked at the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. The event followed a forum in June, “An Update from the Experts: COVID-19’s Impact on Housing,” which highlighted research on the housing market and included conversations with policy-influencers on the impact of the pandemic on homeowners and renters. The virtual event also featured community development leaders and policy-influencers who discussed insights for an equitable economic recovery focused on credit markets, the racial wealth gap, and workforce equity.

The event was open to the media and members of the public, including nonprofit organizations, foundations, chambers of commerce, federal and local community development practitioners, researchers, financial institutions, and capital providers. All remarks were on-the-record unless otherwise noted.

Event Details

Date & Time
September 24, 2020
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Agenda
2:00pm-2:05pm Welcoming Remarks

John C. Williams, President & CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York | Remarks
2:05pm-2:35pm New York Fed Research Updates on Economic Inequality

Moderator: Nora Fitzpatrick, Assistant Vice President and Chief of Staff, Communications & Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Laura Philossoph, Economist, Research & Statistics, Federal Reserve Bank of New York | Presentation
Andrew Haughwout, Senior Vice President and Leader of Household & Regional Policy, Research & Statistics, Federal Reserve Bank of New York | Presentation

2:35pm-3:25pm Practitioner Panel: The Impacts of COVID-19 on Communities of Color and Policy Insights Focused on Credit Markets, The Racial Wealth Gap, and Workforce Equity

Moderator: Marisa Casellas Barnes, Senior Associate Director, Outreach & Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Mehrsa Baradaran, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California Irvine School of Law
Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA | Presentation
Sarah Treuhaft, Vice President of Research, PolicyLink | Presentation

3:25pm-3:30pm Closing Remarks

David J. Erickson, Senior Vice President and Head of Outreach & Education, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Media
This event was open to the media. All remarks and panels were on-the-record, unless otherwise noted.

Resources

The New York Fed conducts research to better understand what contributes to economic inequality in its many forms in the region and across the nation. Learn more about our Economic Inequality & Equitable Growth initiative.
Visit our COVID-19: Information, Research & Analysis and Resources Hub for helpful resources and relevant research from the New York Fed on COVID-19.

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