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Lecture & Panel: 'Sparking Prosperity for Everyone'

Tuesday, October 22 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Clark-Fox Forum

Hillman Hall, St. Louis, MO

Join us for a conversation featuring Robert E. Friedman, author of "A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone."

Lunch will be provided. A book signing will follow the event. Please register to attend.

This event is organized and sponsored by the Center for Social Development. Cosponsored by The Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity, Clark-Fox Policy Institute, Collaboration on Race, Inequality, and Social Mobility in America, and Grand Challenges for Social Work

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


More Information

Center for Social Development
Event Contact

Tanika Spencer | spencert@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

A conversation featuring:
Robert E. Friedman, author of "A Few Thousand Dollars: Sparking Prosperity for Everyone"
Malik Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, Better Family Life
Ray Boshara, Director, Center for Household Financial Stability, and Senior Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Tishaura O. Jones, Treasurer, City of St. Louis
Esther Shin, President, Urban Strategies

Moderated by Michael Sherraden

Introductory remarks by Adrienne Davis

Robert E. Friedman, Founder of CFED (now Prosperity Now) and leader in the field of inclusive asset building, will discuss policies to reduce wealth inequality and strategies for community-driven innovation to build a stronger, more inclusive economy. Community leaders will discuss the implications of Friedman’s recommendations for the St. Louis region.

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