Social Movements, Economic Inequality Spotlight Need for Policy Change

With the Black Lives Matter movement maintaining its intensity as communities across the U.S. simultaneously struggle with the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic recession it has triggered, scholars, civil rights advocates and activists see current social unrest as a clear call for policy reform that not only addresses racial inequity but the economic inequality that underpins it as well.

WWD addresses these issues and speakers with numerous leaders. Brenda Darden Wilkerson, President and CEO of AnitaB.org talks about how we must create policies that address and prioritize the needs” of low-income Americans “and provide accessible support systems and resources to decrease social class disparity.

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