Closing the Business Wealth Gap
Thursday, August 28, 2008 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Pacific Time

Please register for the webinar at


  • TIM LOHRENTZ, Program Manager, Inclusive Business Initiative
    Insight Center for Community Economic Development
  • AARATHI DESHMUKH, Staff Attorney
    Asian American Contractor Empowerment Project, Asian American Justice Center
  • BARBARA ROBLES, Associate Professor, Arizona State University and co-author of The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide
  • THAIS REZENDE, Program Director, Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment
  • Cost: This is a free event. The only cost will be that of the telephone call.

    For more details on the webinar, please visit


    Due to the trauma that Hurricane Ike caused the Houston community, AAJC has decided to postpone the following event.  Be sure to check back here for the new date, which will most likely be in November.  Our heartfelt thoughts are with everyone who is recovering from Hurricane Ike.

    Asian American Justice Center

    in partnership with

    Asian Chamber of Commerce, Houston Minority Business Council, Pakistan Chamber of Commerce-USA, Prudential Financial and South Asian Chamber of Commerce

    proudly presents


    How Can Asian American Businesses in Houston Earn a Piece of this Multi-Billion Dollar Pie?

    Speakers include:

    Valerie Coleman, U.S. Small Business Administration

    Ed Pringle, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Chad Frasier, U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hours Division

    Jo Casady, Prudential Financial

    Tuesday, September 30, 2008

    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

    International Trade Center

    1110 Bellaire Boulevard, 2nd floor

    Houston, TX 77072

    Attendance is FREE. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

    RSVPs are required. Reserve your spot by Tuesday, September 23 by calling 202.296.2300, ext. 131 or emailing

    This program has been made possible through the generous support of

    Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club.


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