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Structural Racism Dialogue—“Why Closing the Wealth Gap Helps Restore Communities”

The next session in the Structural Racism Dialogues series will feature guest speaker and community member Andrea Wilson of Brick House Realty. Wilson will present “Why Closing the Wealth Gap Helps Restore Communities.” The sessions will be held:

  • Thursday, Oct. 15, from noon to 1 p.m.; and
  • Monday, Nov. 2, from 4 to 5 p.m. 

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If you have any questions or comments about this series, contact the Office for Interprofessional Education, Research and Collaborative Practice at

About the speaker

Andrea Wilson is a top professional real estate broker in the Cleveland market, helping traditional buyers, sellers and real estate investors achieve their real estate goals. 

With more than a decade of experience in the business at Brick House Realty, Wilson trains realtors on how to grow their real estate business, offers pre-licensing classes, leads first-time home buyer classes, and hosts workshops on how to get started investing in real estate. 

Before becoming a realtor, Wilson completed a degree in accounting, earned her MBA and climbed the corporate ladder as an accountant. 

On the nonprofit side, Wilson is the branch manager for NID Maple Heights, which is a HUD-Approved Housing agency providing free services to the community. Wilson and her husband run a youth sports program that instills teamwork and promotes wellness. She also serves as the housing chair for the NAACP Cleveland. Wilson wants to continue to teach about the importance of building wealth through real estate and owning more assets within the community.

About the series

The Interprofessional Dialogues Committee announced the new Structural Racism Dialogues series. The goal of this committee is to create ways to build a stronger community among faculty, staff and students within the Health Education Campus, across CWRU and with the neighborhoods adjacent to campus. One of the ways the committee hopes to accomplish this goal is through monthly dialogues about structural racism and how we can all work to mitigate this public health crisis on campus and in our communities.

Each Structural Racism Dialogue will begin with a 15-20 minute presentation on a topic within the theme of structural racism. After the presentation, participants will be placed in Zoom breakout rooms to dialogue about the topic for approximately 30 minutes. At the conclusion of the one-hour dialogue, everyone will reconvene in the large Zoom room to debrief and discuss next steps.

Each topic will be offered twice a month. An individual participant can come to either session as the sessions will address the same topic in a given month. Two different days and times for the same session will be offered to accommodate everyone’s busy schedules. The presentations will be recorded and available on the Office for Interprofessional Education, Research and Collaborative Practice’s website. The small-group dialogues will not be recorded.