“At the bottom of education, at the bottom of politics, even at the bottom of religion, there must be for our race economic independence.” - Booker T. Washington
“I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that financial literacy, economic empowerment, and wealth building is going to be the last leg of the civil rights movement. Because one step toward financial literacy takes you two steps toward personal empowerment.” - Russell Simmons
"....once you and I go into business, we own and operate at least the businesses in our community. What we will be doing is developing a situation wherein we will actually be able to create employment for the people in the community. And once you can create some employment in the community where you live it will eliminate the necessity of you and me having to act ignorantly and disgracefully, boycotting and picketing some practice some place else trying to beg him for a job.” - Malcolm X
Nuff said!!! John Washington of PUSH Buffalo leads a regular round table discussion on economic empowerment, and the beginnings of what a campaign around this issue could look like on Tuesday March 31st at The Grant St Neighborhood Center, 271 Grant St in Buffalo. The meeting starts at 6pm.
Posted on Mon, March 23, 2015
by PUSH Buffalo