Pandemic Response Webinars

President Raphael Bostic and other Atlanta Fed experts are hosting and participating in webinars intended to help the public understand the Fed’s response to the pandemic.

2021

Jul 15, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Career Pathways to Household Financial Well-Being - July 15, 2021

Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development staff members and guests discuss how career advancement is tied to household financial well-being. They also consider the systemic barriers that pose challenges to economic self-sufficiency.

Jul 14, 2021

Ask Us Anything: The Cost of Inequality in the Labor Market - July 14, 2021

The Atlanta Fed's Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity hosted a conversational webinar discussing improvements that would boost growth and make our economic systems more equitable, as well as the benefits that closing the racial wage gap would have for a community's economic growth and for the mobility of workers of color.

May 19, 2021

Ask Us Anything: Labor Policy Reform for a Cohesive Workforce Development Sector - May 19, 2021

Changes in labor policy can create career pathways for workers. This Ask Us Anything webinar discusses how labor policy can be improved to advance workforce development investments from a scattered set of approaches to a cohesive system that supports lifelong learning.

May 13, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Household Financial Well-Being in the Southeast - May 13, 2021

Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development staff and guest speakers provide a framework for financial well-being and its relationship to an inclusive and resilient recovery for the whole economy.

Mar 25, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Small Businesses of Color: Toward an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery - March 25, 2021

Atlanta Fed and Kansas City Fed Community and Economic Development staff summarized findings from the Small Businesses of Color Recovery Guide. Guest speakers discussed their experiences as entrepreneurs or funders of small businesses of color.

Mar 03, 2021

Ask Us Anything: Infrastructure Job Programs Creating Career Opportunities for People of Color, Women, and Youth - March 3, 2021

This webinar discussed the impact of the federal government's Build Back Better plan on career opportunities for people of color, women, and youth through infrastructure job programs. Our guest speakers were Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills for New America; Kisha Bird, director of Youth Policy at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP); and Brad Markell, executive director of the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute. Carl Van Horn, distinguished professor of public policy at Rutgers University and director of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, moderated the panel.

Feb 25, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Small Business Credit Survey: Findings, Implications, and Opportunities for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery - February 25, 2021

The Atlanta Fed Community and Economic Development team presented findings from the Federal Reserve Small Business Credit Survey: 2021 Report on Employer Firms, particularly the impact of COVID-19 on these businesses.

Jan 14, 2021

Inclusive and Resilient Recovery: Supporting Small Businesses for an Inclusive and Resilient Recovery - January 14, 2021

Speakers from organizations that support small businesses and entrepreneurship discussed the challenges these businesses are facing during the pandemic. For instance, many small businesses of color were unable to tap government programs like the Paycheck Protection Program because they lacked an existing relationship with a bank. Atlanta Fed president Raphael Bostic moderated the discussion.

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