“Businesses need new voice to educate public”
What do the August Wilson Center for African American Culture and the financial collapse of 2008 have in common?
Both received significant media, government and public attention — the August Wilson Center locally, the financial collapse globally. Both were the subject of high-profile commentary by elected officials, civic leaders and a range of community advocates, most of whom were playing exactly the role they were supposed to play, advocating for the people and interests they represent.
But neither included an effective campaign to educate the public about the sometimes complex business and financial issues at play.