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Why does the Community Reinvestment Act matter to Black Long Islanders? A Virtual Town Hall


Tuesday, July 28, 2020, Choice for All and Vision Street Research in collaboration with the State of the Black Long Island Equity Council convened by the Urban League of Long Island hosted the first of a two part series focusing on strategies to advance economic equity on Long Island with a focus on Black Long Islanders. The first virtual town hall focused on the Community Reinvestment Act with key information and digital advocacy tools to ensure the needs of Black Long Islanders are heard.

The panelists include:

  • Jacob Dixon, CEO of Choice for All

  • Erika Hill, Founder & Principal of Vision Street Research

  • Tynisha George, MSW Intern & Graduate Student - Stony Brook University

  • Theresa Sanders, President of the Urban League of Long Island

Economic Equity Virtual Town Hall - Part 1 (7/28/2020)

We were also able to issue a policy brief on the importance of the Community Reinvestment Act with key recommendations for awareness and action for Black Long Islanders. Click below for a copy of the CRA brief prepared by Tynisha George, our MSW Intern.

Lastly, we created a digital action toolkit to spread awareness and support current policy work to ensure the integrity of the Community Reinvestment Act is upheld. Click on the sample digital action that can be transferred to any social media platform. Help us spread the word and share your voice.

We would like to extend our gratitude to our interns for their incredible leadership, Nassau Suffolk Association of Black Social Workers and the National Alliance of Community Economic Development Association for their support, encouragement and resources to help lift this critical work for Black Long Islanders.

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