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Thursday, June 23 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
The Power of Place-Based Investing: Economic Justice Through Innovation & Racial Equity 

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This interactive discussion features innovative business and financial leaders from Baltimore, Greensboro, and New York who are changing the way that capital works, moving away from a system that perpetuates inequality and toward place-based models of investing that build community wealth, create jobs, provide equitable access to opportunities, and transform neighborhoods through inclusive growth. Come away with concrete ideas for how you can implement similar models in your own community.

Forum Facilitators
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Andre Robinson

André Robinson is a cultural organizer, producer, director and community activist who serves as executive director of Mt. Royal Community Development Corporation, primary sponsor Innovation Village – Baltimore.
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Thurman White

Board of Directors, Progress Investment Management Company LLC
Child of God. Business and investor for social impact and MWBE inclusion and opportunity.
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Edward Whitfield

Co-Managing Director, Fund for Democratic Communities
Ed Whitfield is a long time social justice activist who came through the late sixties black student movement to do labor, community and anti - war organizing in the South. In 2007, Ed Co-founded The Fund for Democratic Communities (F4DC) whose mission is to strengthen authentic democracy in communities and social justice organizations. Since 2010 the main focus of his work has been on building economic democracy through promoting cooperative... Read More →


Thursday June 23, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Room 4A

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