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Disinvestment in Illinois Higher Education is a Racial Justice Issue

Event Date and Time: 

March 29, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Event Location: 
Virtual Event - Join from Anywhere

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) and the Institute for Research on Race & Public Policy (IRRPP) have teamed up to showcase two reports: CTBA's A Continued Disinvestment in Illinois Higher Education and IRRPP's Chicago's Racial Wealth Gap: Legacies of the Past, Challenges in the Present, Uncertain Futures. The research and data in these two reports present an undeniable connection between structural racism, education, and wealth gaps. The event will provide insights from the perspectives of academic researchers, a higher education advocate, and a political leader.

Event Panelists:

  • Ralph Martire, Executive Director at the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and Rubloff Professor of Public Policy at Roosevelt University
  • Fructoso Basaldua, Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy
  • Honorable Carol Ammons, Illinois State Representative 
  • Louise Seamster, University of Iowa
  • Kyle Westbrook, NXGRAD

Register at: irrpp.uic.edu/events/education, or for more information contact IRRPP at irrpp@uic.edu