Black Heritage Trail Tea Talks: New Deal or Raw Deal: Why it Matters

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Since the pandemic, experts pointed to the bold action President Franklin D. Roosevelt took during the Great Depression as an example of the scale and scope the pandemic response should achieve. The New Deal put millions of desperate Americans to work, created massive job programs, and established a safety net for the unemployed and elderly. However, these programs did not benefit everyone who needed help. Black people, Hispanics, and women were disproportionately excluded from access.

With an eye on the past, this opening tea talk will explore the role of government in providing for its citizens here in New Hampshire and how we foster economic opportunities and prosperity for all in a state whose population is becoming more diverse.

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About the Panelists:
Gene Martin, Executive Director of the NH Fiscal Policy Institute.

Lowell C. Matthews, Professor of Global Business and Leadership at Southern NH University.

Michele Holt-Shannon, Director & Co-Founder of NH Listens, will moderate the discussion.