Amid COVID-19, Association for Enterprise Opportunity’s 2020 conference theme, “Resilient: Small Businesses Strengthening Local Economies,” is now more important than ever. Beginning May 26, they will be sharing dynamic content on how to support Main Street through an interactive, livestreamed format, with appearances by celebrity Journalists Roland S. Martin and Soledad O’Brien. Best of all, thanks to our incredible sponsors, registration is FREE!
Wednesday, June 3 | Preparing Entrepreneurs, Equipping Practitioners
9 AM – 12 PM EST
Panel 3 | Leading Advocacy in a COVID-19 Environment (50 min)
- Connie Evans, AEO
- John Stanford, AEO/Prism Group
- Anne Price, Insight Center for Community Economic Development
- Karama Neal, Southern Bancorp Community Partners
The pandemic and subsequent relief efforts are worsening inequality. Black people are dying of Covid-19 at higher rates than White people because of systemic racism. People of color, rural communities, women, veterans, and a longer list of people in need are not getting the resources they deserve. This is a time for swift, deliberate, and wide reaching policy action. Everyone in our industry has been called upon to join in the struggle for a more equitable response to COVID-19. It has been said that we should never let a crisis go to waste. Is this a time to get long-waged reforms into policy? Should we stick to a focus on what is needed right now for relief or push for more? Join us to explore the new Page30 Coalition and other advocacy calls to action.