Special Evening Policy Forum // Moving Towards Equity in Local Economic Access
Date: Wednesday, July 28th
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Hoogland Center for the Arts, 3rd Floor
This program is the second program in the Confronting Inequities in Springfield series, sponsored by the Citizens Club of Springfield in partnership with the University of Illinois Springfield. The goal of the series is to increase the public’s awareness of disparities that exist in our own backyard and to encourage discussion and action to create a more just and equitable community.
The July 28 program will address the types of local economic access inequities that exist, factors that have contributed to those disparities, and opportunities and challenges for addressing those issues. The speakers will discuss local initiatives, as well as newly enacted state legislation and other plans to encourage economic empowerment and eliminate racial gaps.
The program will welcome a live audience at the Hoogland Center for the Arts (registration is not required) and will also be live-streamed on the Citizens Club of Springfield Facebook page.
- Tiffany Hightower, Executive Director, Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation
- Gina Lathan, Chief Executive Officer, LathanHarris, Inc.
- Dominic Watson, President/CEO, Springfield Black Chamber of Commerce
- Rikeesha Phelon, Executive Director, Office of Marketing, Communication, and Engagement, SIU School of Medicine
This is a special evening forum, and registration is not required.