Washtenaw County is one of the wealthiest in Michigan, with high incomes and high rankings as one of the most economically vibrant, healthy, and best places to live in the state. But once you look a little harder, you’ll see some stark disparities, ones that are also making us rank high in inequity in the same areas we get accolades. Many are paying more attention to the inequity and working on it, but others aren't as familiar with the disparity and how it affects opportunity for families throughout our county.
This event will bring together national, regional, and local speakers along with community leaders and residents to talk about what we can do to address the growing problem of inequity in our community. As part of the conversation, we will be unveiling the Washtenaw County Opportunity Index; a web-mapping tool ranks census tracts in the county by overall opportunity as measured in 5 key areas: health, education, job access, economic vitality and neighborhood safety & stability.
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