Book Discussion of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities

Book Discussion of Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities

Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 2:30 - 4:00 PM

In Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black CitiesDr. Andre Perry explores the deliberate devaluation of Black people and Black communities and chronicles the far-reaching and negative economic and social effects. Through a study of six majority Black cities, Dr. Perry puts a spotlight on how systemic racism undervalues their assets and strengths.  

Following a presentation by Dr. Perry, he will be joined by Stephanie Smith, Baltimore City’s Assistant Director for Equity, Engagement and Communications, and Maryland State Delegate, to discuss how government, corporate, non-profit, and philanthropic sectors in the Baltimore region – particularly in Baltimore City – could restore value to communities by adopting a new paradigm for determining and building value and wealth in Baltimore’s Black communities.  

Participants will:  

  1. Have an increased awareness/knowledge of key issues raised in the book Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities;  
  2. Hear the perspectives of experts as they discuss these key issues as they relate to Baltimore’s history and present-day developments; 
  3. Deepen collaboration through questions and sharing their thoughts about investing in Black people's intrinsic strengths, real property, and traditional institutions.  

Books are available for purchase through Bookshop

This program is for Maryland Philanthropy Network members only.