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COUNCILOR CLINTON WOODS HOSTING VIRTUAL DISCUSSION ON STRATEGIES TO ADDRESS THE INCOME-WEALTH GAP

Councilor Clinton Woods hosting virtual discussion on strategies to address the income-wealth gap

PRESS RELEASE                                    Monday, June 29, 2020

Contact: Kim Garner

Phone: 205-254-2036

Email: kimberly.garner@birminghamal.gov
On Tuesday, June 30th at 6 p.m., Councilor Clinton Woods will be hosting a virtual discussion about addressing the income-wealth gap on a local, state and national level.

Councilor Woods will be joined by Isaac Cooper, CEO of IMC Financial Consulting, as they discuss defining steps that the public, private and non-profit sectors can take to close income-wealth gap and what that means for Birmingham.

“The world is in a place right now where it’s primed for some changes,” Woods said. “When we look around we can see the wealth gap increasing at alarming levels in our country. There are some immediate actions we need to take to ensure that we are a city, a state, a country of equity. While I’m happy to see things like Confederate monuments being taken down, it’s also important that we lead the way for substantive changes going forward.”

The virtual discussion, which will be aired live on the Birmingham City Council’s Facebook page, will focus on strategies that can be implemented moving forward, both in the public and private sectors.