More Than A Single Story

Financial Trauma in Communities of Color

The intersection between financial independence and historical trauma is an under recognized, diagnosed, and treated Public Health issue in communities of color. The history between building wealth, intentional acts of violence and the deliberate deconstruction of our families and businesses and the resulting trauma effects the current decision-making processes in regard to finances in indigenous and communities of color.

By every economic indicator, whether it’s median income, poverty, home ownership, or asset and wealth creation, communities of color in Minnesota lag behind the general population.

In this More Than a Single Story program, Tess Montgomery will moderate a discussion with artists to explore this topic and reflect on what they are doing to reclaim our financial independence. Featuring Sherrie Fernandez-Williams, Saymoukda Vongsay, Bianca Rhodes and Jna Shelomith. Opening poet: Jna Shelomith.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Rondo Community Library

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.