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New Solutions & the Way Forward: A Conversation about Race, Equity & Economic Justice

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Join author Jeffrey Fuhrer , whose 27 years of experience at the Boston Fed informed his breakthrough expose about how false narratives about racism and meritocracy broke our economy. He argues that systemic racism continues to produce vastly disparate outcomes, and that our brand of capitalism doesn't reduce disparities.

Jeffrey will be joined in conversation by Akilah Monifa, a trained lawyer and law professor, who's published many op-eds. She is the former director of public affairs and communications for CBS television and radio stations in San Francisco. She is now a retired Black lesbian mother and grandmother, and is the founder of

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Ian McCuaig

Rescheduled from February 27, 2024.

This program is in-person only. 

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Wed, Jul 31 / 5:30 PM PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Jeff Fuhrer

Non-Resident Fellow, Brookings Institution; Foundation Fellow, Eastern Bank Foundation; Author, The Myth That Made Us

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Akilah Monifa

Media Trainer and Public Relations Strategist, independent Media Institute's SPIN Project; Features Editor, Arise Magazine


5 p.m. doors open & check-in
5:30–6:35 p.m program
6:35 p.m. book signing
(all times Pacific)


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$55 with a book