Hooks Institute Will Present Policy Papers at Open House Oct. 28

 October 21, 2019 - Join the Hooks Institute for Social Change for the release of the 2019 Hooks Institute Policy Papers and learn about its programs and initiatives at the 2019 Hooks Institute Open House. The event will be held Monday, Oct. 28, in the University Center Bluff Room (304). A reception will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the presentation at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

The 2019 Hooks Policy Papers, Land, Economic Mobility and Race: The Tale of Two Nations, One Rich, One Poor, identify and propose solutions to contemporary pressing disparities in Memphis and the nation. They include:

“A Memphis Mirage: How Home Mortgage Alternatives and Increased Equity Firm Ownership Diminish Wealth in Low-Income Communities” by Wade Rathke (founder of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) and Diné Butler examines how large equity firms diminished home wealth in low-income neighborhoods in Memphis and the nation in the years following the Great Recession.

“Workplace Setting and Job Types as Detriments of Health Disparities” by Dr. Shelly White-Means (University of Tennessee Health Science Center) looks at the impact of workplace settings and job types on health disparities.

“Economic Challenges Facing Black Men and Boys” by William R. Emmons, Ana H. Kent and Lowell R. Ricketts (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) identifies solutions to create, sustain and advance the economic mobility of men and boys of color, who are more likely to experience downward economic mobility even if born into wealth. The views expressed do not reflect official positions of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis or the Federal Reserve System.


Nathaniel Ball | 901.678.3655 l ncball@memphis.edu