Roosevelt @ GW talk Rethinking Communities

David Meni of Roosevelt @ George Washington talks about the problems with under banking in D.C.

Filmed and edited by Kinjo Kiema and Simone Rochelle Jackenthal

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20%

of DC Residents Live Below the Poverty Line

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The Challenge: Inequality in the Communities Where We Live, Work, and Study.

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20%

of DC Residents Live Below the Poverty Line
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7.3%

Women and minority owned businesses comprise 50% of all U.S. firms, but receive only 7.3% of business.

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$1.25B

The dollar amount lost by Harvard University on interest rate swaps.

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