May 13, 2021

Building Legacies of Economic Empowerment

5:30 p.m. PST (8:30 p.m. EST)

The coronavirus pandemic and recession have exacerbated wealth inequality in the United States. Economists and other scholars have tracked declining economic mobility, increasing pandemic-driven houselessness, and rising rates of extreme poverty. Reno is not exempt from these trends, and housing affordability is a particular concern.

A woman holding a lightbulb, her shadow holds a dollar bill.

In the next episode of Thought on Tap, expert panelists will discuss how communities can move forward toward economic empowerment and answer questions like, How can we support local communities and youth in Northern Nevada? How can we address housing precarity and secure safe housing for everyone? What types of community organizing and labor practices might help individuals and communities move into a more stable economic future? In a world rocked by the events of the last year, economic empowerment is more critical than ever.

Thought on Tap is a public engagement series that brings together diverse faculty, staff, students, and community members for important conversations around timely topics. All events are free and open to the public.