Join us for a detailed look at the findings of the 2020 Regional Equity Report during a virtual community forum on Thursday, September 3 at 12:00 p.m.
The 2020 Regional Equity Report, produced by the Tampa Bay Partnership, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and United Way Suncoast, revealed dramatic inequities for the region’s Black residents, both within Tampa Bay and compared to a set of 19 benchmark communities across the country.
An analysis of 21 indicators related to economic vitality, talent, infrastructure, civic quality, poverty and employment showed that Tampa Bay’s Black residents are far more likely to be paid less, living in poverty and under performing in schools when compared to the region’s white residents. Without intervention, these disparities – and others – are likely to become more pronounced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following a presentation of the data, Tampa Bay Partnership President and CEO Rick Homans will moderate a panel discussion and audience Q&A featuring Braulio Colón, Vice President of Florida Student Success Initiatives for the Helios Education Foundation; Yvette Lewis, President of Hillsborough County Branch of the NAACP; and Bemetra Simmons, Chief Strategy and Operations Officer at United Way Suncoast.