Membership Meeting | Race & Wealth Speaker Series

Date: Wednesday, February 28, 2024
Time: 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Location: The City Club of Washington | 555 13th St NW, Washington, DC 20004
Speaker: Dr. M. Andre Perry

Program Description and Benefits:
The Council's Race & Wealth Speaker Series began in 2023 to annually highlight and examine solutions for the pervasive racial wealth gap that exists locally and nationally.

Register by February 3 to receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Perry's book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America's Black Cities

The Race & Wealth Speaker Series is supported by the generous, multi-year contributions of the following companies:

Platinum Sponsors
Glassman Wealth Services
Howard Insurance
J.P. Morgan
Yeske Buie
Silver Sponsors
Birchstone Moore
Cortland Valuation Group
Greater Washington Community Foundation
Pasternak & Fidis
SageVest Wealth Management


Speaker Biography: 
Andre M. Perry is a Senior Fellow at Brookings Metro, a scholar-in-residence at American University, and a professor of practice of economics at Washington University. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality, and education, Perry is the author of the book, Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities, which currently is available wherever books are sold. Perry is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by numerous national media outlets, including The New York Times, The Nation, The Washington Post, and Perry has also made appearances on HBO, CNN, PBS, National Public Radio, NBC, and ABC. Perry’s research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion. Perry’s recent scholarship at Brookings has analyzed Black-majority cities and institutions in America, focusing on valuable assets worthy of increased investment. Prior to his work at Brookings, Perry has been a founding dean, professor, award-winning journalist, and activist in the field of education.


  • Fees: No cost for active members; $75 for guests and emeritus members
  • Closest Metro: Metro Center
  • Parking is available in the building for a fee.  
  • Registration and networking begin at 5 pm and the program begins at 5:20 pm.
  • Reception following the presentation
  • Guests are warmly welcome when accompanying a member host.
  • A no show fee will be assessed to members who register but do not attend without prior cancelation.

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