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It's up to us: Considering economic justice in Memphis


Elizabeth Lemmonds encouraged everyone to spend a certain amount with a new locally-owned business each month.

Wendi Thomas asked everyone to consider the demographics of their office and board room. If those spaces are not majority-Black, they do not reflect Memphis, she said.

A diverse crowd stood up for inclusion of Memphis' minority-owned businesses at "Economic Justice in the City," a panel event hosted by High Ground News and EPIcenter Memphis at the historic Clayborn Temple. The full program can be viewed below.
A diverse crowd stood up for inclusion of Memphis' minority-owned businesses at "Economic Justice in the City," a panel event hosted by High Ground News and EPIcenter Memphis at the historic Clayborn Temple. The full program can be viewed below.

Wendi C. Thomas moderated the discussion. Darrell Cobbins, Elizabeth Lemmonds, Joann Massey, Montgomery Martin and Cythia Daniels offered their insight on the strength of entrepreneurship as a strategy to grow the middle class.
 
Economic Justice in the City Pt. 1

Economic Justice in the City Part 1

Posted by High Ground News on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Economic Justice in the City Pt. 2

"Economic Justice in the City" Part 2

Posted by High Ground News on Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Economic Justice in the City Part 3

Economic Justice in the City Part 3

Posted by High Ground News on Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Read more articles by Madeline Faber.

Madeline Faber is a local writer and editor. Prior to joining High Ground News as managing editor, she worked as a staff reporter for The Daily News. She has also written for Memphis Business Journal, The Memphis Flyer and Inside Memphis Business. Her experience as a development reporter complements High Ground's mission to write about what's next for Memphis.
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