Thursday, 29 April 2021 20:38

Nationwide Support Spotlights Tulsa Race Massacre Economic Empowerment Day


...an interactive conference with in-person and virtual opportunities for education and networking as well as high-profile keynote speakers. It is part of a weeks-long programming lineup that includes the June 2 dedication of Greenwood Rising: The Black Wall Street History Center.


"We are thankful to Nationwide for partnering with the commission to engage Tulsans and Americans about the racial wealth gap on Economic Empowerment Day," said Armstrong. "Black Wall Street was once thriving and we must create systematic changes to recapture Black wealth in all facets---from personal wealth building, to entrepreneurship and capital. We hope this day is a launching point for change in many lives."


Anyone can register to attend virtually for $19.21 by visiting the event website. Proceeds benefit the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial Fund, administered as a donor-designated fund through the Tulsa Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Specific priorities to be funded are:


  • Access to capital for Black entrepreneurs (TRMCC Economic Development Committee)
  • Entrepreneurship development programs (Sky's the Limit/Mortar)
  • Economic development and internship programs for Black youth (Tulsa Regional Chamber/GKFF)


Additional, ongoing Nationwide efforts to address racial disparity and social justice include:


  • Launching the Financial Alliance for Racal Equity in 2020, a coalition of financial services industry partners and historically Black colleges and universities dedicated to attracting, developing and retaining a more diverse workforce in the financial services industry.
  • Advocating for equality for decades through partnerships with the National Fair Housing Alliance, National Urban League and UnidosUS and long-standing relationships with the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, the Executive Leadership Council, the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit and Catalyst.
  • Ongoing internal efforts to identify tangible ways for the company to combat racism and promote social justice through the lens of a Social Justice Task Force made up of diverse leaders across the company.
  • Continued commitment to having a diverse Board of Directors and leadership team alongside robust DEI and supplier diversity programs.


Source: Nationwide


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