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Keynote Session: When Black Women Thrive—Inclusion and Equity for a Just Economy

Thursday, June 10 | 5:30 PM CT/ 6:30 PM EST

About the Keynote Session:

This event builds on the Black Women Best position paper, published by the Roosevelt Institute in 2020. Our keynote speakers, Kendra Bozarth and Anne E. Price will highlight innovative work being done by the Insight Center of Community Economic Development and other equity-focused initiatives for economic empowerment. Their work demonstrates that equity-informed approaches to economic development ensure success for all.


Kendra Bozarth is the founder and principal consultant at KBComms, a progressive communications firm, and she is the director of communications at Liberation in a Generation. Previously, she worked as the managing director of communications at the Roosevelt Institute, led state-level budget and tax policy campaigns in Kansas as a member of the State Priorities Partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and was the communications manager for The Homecomers with Sarah Smarsh podcast in 2019.

Anne E. Price is the first woman President of the Insight Center for Community Economic Development. She has worked in the public sector on a wide range of issues including child welfare, hunger, workforce development, community development and higher education.  Anne’s work has been featured in the New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, The Mercury News, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications. Anne is fellow at the Roosevelt Institute in New York. She also currently serves as Board Chair at United for a Fair Economy in Boston.

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