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Sept. 14 - Step Up Savannah to Host Annual Meeting Oct. 19

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September 14, 2018 - Step Up Savannah, along with local business, neighborhood, and community leaders, will host their 13th Annual Meeting and Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 from 8-10 a.m. at Savannah State University. Bridging the Gap to Prosperity will examine how the wealth gap impacts our community as well as the interventions that could reverse these trends. The meeting will also celebrate the winners of the Creating Opportunity Awards.

Dedrick Asante-Muhammed will keynote the meeting. Dedrick is Senior Fellow, Racial Wealth Divide at Prosperity Now. As Senior Fellow, Dedrick’s responsibilities include strengthening Prosperity Now’s outreach and partnership with communities of color and leading the organization’s racial wealth divide analysis. Prosperity Now’s Racial Wealth Divide Project also leads wealth-building projects that establish best practices and policy recommendations to address racial economic inequality. 

Dedrick comes to Prosperity Now from the NAACP, where he was the Sr. Director of the Economic Department and Executive Director of the Financial Freedom Center. Dedrick’s professional work in economic equity began at United for a Fair Economy (UFE) where he was coordinator of the Racial Wealth Divide Project.

This community event is open to all at no charge but reservations are required. RSVP by Oct. 5 at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 912-232-6747.

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