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Financial Inclusion, Disability and Race:
A National Convening

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET

Location: Virtual

The most financially vulnerable population in America is the group of individuals that live at the intersection of disability, race and ethnicity. One in four people with disabilities live in poverty. People with disabilities who are Black, Indigenous or Latinx have higher poverty rates (36%, 34%, and 28%, respectively) than persons with disabilities who are White (23%) and face systemic barriers that hinder their access to employment, education, skills development, financial services and full participation in their communities.

Join National Disability Institute (NDI) for a national conversation on the intersection of race, ethnicity and disability. During the virtual National Convening, NDI will share new data on the banking status and financial behaviors of people with disabilities, dissected by race/ethnicity and gender, and highlight its portfolio of work with disability partners and organizations. Financial institutions, government agencies, foundations and corporations will also share their initiatives in the economic and racial equity space.


Ahead of the National Convening, we recommend reading the NDI research brief, Race, Ethnicity and Disability: The Financial Impact of Systemic Inequality and Intersectionality. The brief shares a historical context for understanding intersectionality, the financial impacts on Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) with disabilities and presents a set of conclusions and recommendations.

During the National Convening, we look forward to discussing ways to reduce the lack of access to economic opportunity and how we can support the most financially vulnerable in our society – BIPOC individuals with disabilities.

Please join us for this important and timely event! Register for Financial Inclusion, Disability and Race: A National Convening.

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