Racial Wealth Gap Simulation

What is it?

This is an interactive tool that helps people understand the connections among racial equity, hunger, poverty and wealth. It’s a good first step for people unaware of structural inequality, a support tool for those who want a deeper understanding of structural inequality and a source of information for experts who want to know the quantifiable economic impact of each policy that has widened today’s racial hunger, income and wealth divides.

In partnership with Bread for the World, this Metro United Way developed this training in the fall of 2019 and have since shared it with many different audiences. Our staff has been trained to execute the simulation and offer a safe, confidential and engaging space to help elevate the conversation around policies that have been in place for decades that have affected generations of families in our community.

To date, more than 1,500 community members have participated in the Racial Wealth Gap Simulation from companies like Norton Healthcare and Humana to nonprofits like the Louisville Ballet and educational institutions like the University of Louisville Athletics Department. 

*NOTE: We’ve transitioned to virtual simulations to ensure the safety of all participants.

We're offering this simulation FREE to our community in August!

Register for one of three dates (100 participant limit for each):

  • Wednesday, August 4

    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    via: Zoom


  • Thursday, August 12

    2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

    via: Zoom


  • Thursday, August 19

    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    via: Zoom


Interested in joining the waitlist or a future Racial Wealth Gap Simulation?
Contact Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Trent Findley, at trent.findley@metrounitedway.org.

Schedule a Virtual Simulation

If you or your team would like more information or would like to schedule a virtual simulation with our professionally trained staff, please email trent.findley@metrounitedway.org.

The ideal audience for this simulation is 48 and there is a sliding scale fee. Please contact Trent Findley for more information or to schedule the simulation.

What Participants Had To Say:

  • "Thank you Metro United Way for leading us through your race simulation. It was truly eye-opening."
    - Fund for the Arts

  • "It was shocking to see so many policies/laws that have been created to have impacted in real ways the lives of those in our community based on skin color."
    - Lauren

  • "I thought some of the things I had heard about policies affecting people of color were a myth but this simulation made me realize that the gaps didn't happen overnight and it's going to take a lot of work to make it right."
    - Anne


Advocate for an equitable community, see our 2021 policy agenda, contact your legislators HERE.


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