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Levine Museum Partners with The Aspen Institute Latinos in Society Program

11.10.2015

The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program together with Levine Museum of the New South present “Re-Imagining Opportunity in Charlotte, North Carolina” an evening policy dialogue and reception on November 17, 2015.

As a welcoming city, Charlotte has experienced rapid growth in recent years, including a large influx of Latino workers and entrepreneurs. A recent Harvard University and University of California Berkeley study ranked Charlotte as the 50th city in upward mobility, raising the question of what Charlotte is doing to increase opportunities for its citizens. What can Charlotte learn from other places grappling with changing anchor economies, new arrivals and the skills gap?

The dialogue aims to highlight bright spots and fresh thinking, from within Charlotte and beyond, that support advancing economic mobility and prosperity for all of Charlotte’s citizens. Leading national experts will discuss workforce development and economic opportunity in benefit of the Latino community and beyond.

The program will feature:

  • Monica Lozano, Chair of the Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program
  • Jennifer Bradley, Director of the Aspen Institute Center for Urban Innovation
  • Martin Eakes, Co-founder and CEO of Self-Help Credit Union/Center for Responsible Lending
  • Ron Carlee, City Manager of the City of Charlotte
  • Ric Elias, Co-founder and CEO of Red Ventures

This program is a result of a partnership between The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program and Levine Museum of the New South with support from Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program aims to create a non-partisan platform for public programming, policy convenings and leadership development with a distinct focus on bridging the emerging Hispanic growth and influence in the U.S. with the broader American society.  The Aspen Institute Latinos and Society Program is made possible thanks to support from The Ricardo Salinas Foundation, The Woody and Gayle Hunt Family Foundation, Blum Family Foundation, and Bank of America Charitable Foundation.




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