At the core of the Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative is the Experts of Color Network which contains over 180 of the nation's leading Native American, Asian-American, African-American, Latino, and Native Hawaiian scholars, advocates, community practitioners, policy analysts, researchers, private sector leaders, philanthropists and government officials in the asset-building field. These experts can serve the needs of journalists, policymakers, researchers and others who want to spotlight America's racial wealth gap and craft solutions to close it. They can offer their expertise and share their knowledge on issues that are most relevant to today's economy - from housing, jobs, savings and investment to debt, credit, social insurance and business development. The experts in our Network were selected because they are established leaders in their fields who can lend their voice and expertise to shape national and local economic debates. If you'd like to join the Experts of Color Network, please take a moment to read our criteria for inclusion and contact us. Search for an expert of color, or view the complete list.

Contacting an Expert

If you would like us to put you in contact with an expert that can meet your needs, please email us or call us at 510.251.2600 and ask to speak to Anne Price. If you find an expert through our online database or our printed directory, you can contact them directly with the information we have provided in their profiles, but ask that you let the expert know that you found them through our website.

Experts of Color Network Members in the Media

Read, listen, and watch our experts talking about the racial wealth gap and the economic issues that affect communities of color on CNN, C-SPAN, The Washington Post and the Huffington Post, among others.

Annual Conferences

Since 2004, the Insight Center and the Ford Foundation have hosted annual meetings of of the leading minds on asset building, economic security, and the racial wealth gap from African American, Latino, Asian American, Pacific Islander, Native Hawaiian, and Native American communities. Read more. If you are interested in having your asset-building work featured in the clearinghouse, please email us at