The income of the family you’re born into makes a big difference in how much you will earn as an adult. But, your race and the place your grow up also affect your economic opportunity.

Join The Polis Center and WFYI on Thursday, March 25, at 9:30 a.m. as Polis Center analysts Matt Nowlin and Rebecca Nannery and Erik Steiner, Stanford University co-director of the Spatial History Project, share highlights from their research into economic opportunity in Indianapolis and social mobility and how it varies by neighborhood and race. Jill Sheridan, Health and Science Reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting, WFYI, will moderate a panel discussion on those findings.

Our panel includes Patrice Duckett, Executive Director Fay Biccard Glick Crooked Creek Neighborhood Center; Allison Luthe, Executive Director, Martin Luther King Community Center; Amy Nelson, Executive Director, Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana; and Pamela Ross, Vice President of Opportunity, Equity & Inclusion, Central Indiana Community Foundation.

Building on studies about social mobility by Harvard University researcher Raj Chetty and his team with the Opportunity Atlas, we developed new insights about economic opportunity in Indianapolis neighborhoods. Our presenters will focus on related factors and a panel discussion will consider the significance and implication of our discoveries. Our full report will be available for download on after the event. A Zoom link will be sent to registrants the day before event. Register today!


Our next SAVI Talks event will be April 22. We will look at equity and aging based on our research on the state of aging in Indiana in collaboration with the Central Indiana Senior Fund (CISF), a fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF). Other event partners include The Polis Center at IUPUI, IU Public Policy Institute, and WFYI.

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