Charlotte has been talking about economic mobility for a long time, but have we really moved the needle? And what steps can we take that will make a concrete difference for people in our community, enabling better access to jobs, education, health and the opportunity to improve their quality of life? That’s the focus of UNC Charlotte Urban Institute’s upcoming Schul Forum: Moving the Needle in Charlotte and Beyond, scheduled November 18, 2021 from 1:30 to 5 PM.

Dr. Andre Perry, Brookings InstituteDr. Andre Perry (pictured) is the event’s keynote speaker. A nationally known scholar, Dr. Perry is a Senior Fellow with the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, an author and a scholar-in-residence at American University. Perry recently published a new book, “Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities.”

The forum, which takes place virtually, also includes a panel of regional authorities on economic mobility, including Dr. Sharon Gaber, UNC Charlotte Chancellor; ​Dr. Byron P. White, UNC Charlotte Office of Urban Research and Community Engagement; Laura Clark, United Way of Central Carolinas; Sherri Chisholm, Leading on Opportunity; Kacey Grantham, Road to Hire; and W. Teddy McDaniel, III, Urban League of Central Carolinas, Inc.

To learn more and register for this free virtual event, visit the UNC Charlotte Urban Institute website.