Thurs, Jul 30 – Making the DC Budget a Tool for Racial Justice
July 30 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Our budget is a moral document. The right budget choices in housing, education, health, and more can create a more equitable DC. And the path to racial justice must go through the budget. Ed Lazere, candidate for DC Council At-Large and former director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute (DCFI), will lead a discussion on how to better use the DC budget to achieve this important goal.
As DCFI Director, Mr. Lazere conducted research on DC’s economic and racial inequities, like the loss of affordable housing or the failure of DC’s growing economy to help Black and Brown residents. He led budget advocacy efforts with community partners to fight for more affordable housing, healthcare, education equity, and ending homelessness.