Come to the Table will be hosting a Virtual Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation with Rosa Saavedra from Bread for the World on Tuesday, December 1, at 6 pm. The Racial Wealth Gap Learning Simulation is an interactive tool that helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth. It is a good first step for people unaware of structural inequality, a support tool for those who want a deeper understanding of structural inequality, and a source of information for experts who want to know the quantifiable economic impact of each policy that has widened today’s racial hunger, income, and wealth divides.
The simulation helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty, and wealth.
In the simulation, participants learn how federal policies created structural inequalities — property ownership and education are just two among many areas affected — and how these policies increase hunger and poverty in communities of color. The simulation guides participants to an understanding of why racial equity is so important to ending hunger and poverty in the United States. Our hope is that participants, in becoming more aware of structural inequality, can support policies that undo and/or reduce disparities. Co-facilitating the simulation will be Rosa Saavedra.
Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
Location: Virtual (Zoom)
Rosa Saavedra is the State Organizer NC/SC with Bread for the World and has resided in NC since 1980. Rosa has worked for over two decades in various state, regional, and national organizations developing and executing strategic community engagement plans designed to maximize the input and involvement of marginalized populations. They are experienced in working with disenfranchised community members to build leadership from within utilizing asset-based and participatory methodology.