Racism and the Economy Series



Raphael Bostic, Neel Kashkari, and Eric Rosengren, the presidents of the Federal Reserve Banks of Atlanta, Minneapolis, and Boston invite you to join them on Wednesday, October 7, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET (noon – 2:30 p.m. CT)for the launch of “Racism and the Economy,” a virtual event series focused on understanding the implications of structural racism in America’s economy and advancing actions to improve economic outcomes for all.


About Racism and the Economy

Racism forms the foundation of inequality in our society; it limits opportunity for people of color and threatens the health of our economy. While the global pandemic has intensified racial and economic disparities, the killing of George Floyd has provoked people from all walks of life to address the systems and structures that enable and perpetuate these outcomes.

Presented in partnership by the Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Boston, “Racism and the Economy,” is a virtual event series that brings together community, business, and academic leaders to examine the economic impact of racism and advance bold ideas and concrete actions to achieve an economy that makes opportunity available to everyone.

The kickoff event will be the first in a series over the next several months exploring context and actions to address systemic racism in employment, housing, education, criminal justice, and other topics.