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Maria Georgieva

Using The Experiences From PPP To Create A More Equitable Lending Landscape For Underserved Entrepreneurs

Just Economy Conference – May 11, 2021   The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was intended to staunch the bleeding of America’s small businesses. But in disbursing PPP loans, the SBA relied on the biggest banks to get money into the hands of their existing customers. The result was that big businesses received more than half …

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A Reckoning In Boston

Just Economy Conference – May 11, 2021   For filmmaker James Rutenbeck, a project to document students who had experienced homelessness, incarceration or faced barriers to a college education as they engaged in a rigorous night course in the humanities started a journey to partner with those students in an attempt to explain the divide …

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What Did GameStop Teach Us About Fintech Investing Apps?

Just Economy Conference – May 11, 2021   The word “GameStop” no longer means a place to trade used video games – it now describes a take-from-the-rich give-to-the-poor moment where Redditors used fintech investment apps to upend Wall Street. We will move past the simple reports of winners and losers to explore how fintech is …

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Equivico By NCRC Presents A Fireside Chat: Small Business Access To Capital And Best Practices For Success

Just Economy Conference – May 11, 2021   Join NCRC’s Chief Capital Markets Officer Eleni Delimpaltadaki Janis from Brooklyn, New York, as she sits down with small business owners and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations. They will discuss access to capital for underserved entrepreneurs and solutions …

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Connecting Environmental Justice And Housing Justice

Just Economy Conference – May 11, 2021   There are many key issues that connect fair housing and tenant advocates to environmental and health justice such as lead exposure, Superfund sites, asthma risks, substandard conditions, and natural disaster preparedness. Panelists will set the context by describing the relationship of racial segregation and discriminatory land use …

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The Future Of Fair Housing: Goals And Strategies For A New Era

Just Economy Conference – May 11, 2021   With a new administration in place, fair housing advocates must decide on their new priorities. What policies will they advocate for? What cases will they pursue? And in the midst ofa pandemic, how will they achieve their goals? The landscape of fair housing has changed drastically just …

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Our Homeownership Moonshot: Building 20 Million Homes By 2030

Just Economy Conference – May 12, 2021   The widening chasm between incomes and affordable homeownership has its roots in the single biggest problem affecting owned homes — a lack of affordable inventory.  The problem has gotten so severe that only an effort on the scale of this country’s rebuilding after WW2 will meet the …

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Building An Inclusive Tax System In A Time Of Crisis

The opportunity to consistently save, over time, enables working families to begin to feel a sense of financial security, dignity and independence regarding their futures. The panel will discuss the prevailing tax system, and what may be needed to achieve long term, inclusive, systemic change.

Reducing Sprawl, Poverty And Inequality By Terminating Real Estate Speculation

Just Economy Conference – May 12, 2021   Politicians say that they want more affordable housing and jobs. But the property tax applied to buildings has the economic impact of a 10% to 20% sales tax on construction labor and materials. This reduces the amount of buildings produced and employment, while raising building prices and …

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40 Acres And A Degree: How Four HBCUs Are Closing The Racial Wealth Gap

Just Economy Conference – May 12, 2021   Student loan debt continues to enlarge the racial wealth gap, disproportionately impacting Black women at every stage of the process. 40 Acres and a Degree is a consortium of HBCUs partnering with Change Machine to prevent, mitigate and manage student loan debt within their respective communities. Through …

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How Can We Highlight Inequities In State-Level CARES Act Spending To Underscore The Need For Broader Economic Justice Efforts?

Without adequate attention, these state-level COVID-relief dollars are at risk of repeating the same inequities that existed pre-COVID. What are strategies for telling these stories for advancing an economic justice agenda in our own states? How can we use these findings to support the push for broader economic justice policies in other areas, particularly those aimed at closing the racial wealth gap?

Small Business Lending – Enforcement Gaps And Possible Solutions

Just Economy Conference – May 13, 2021   The COVID-19 pandemic had a devastating impact on small businesses, and disproportionately hurt minority-owned small businesses. The government provided aid in a variety of ways, including the creation of the Paycheck Protection Program and extending credit modifications, but there still remains a need for additional assistance and …

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Building Cultural Competencies In Financial Services: When Diversity Training Isn’t Enough

The country is undergoing a demographic shift that the financial services industry has yet to catch. Prospective clients for financial services products are increasingly young and people of color and yet, the institutions who serve them largely skew older, male and White. This session explores why siloed D&I initiatives fall short and how an organization can build the cultural competencies needed to serve burgeoning communities of color.