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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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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Schools, Segregation, COVID

Join this engaging, potentially uncomfortable Just Economy panel discussion with community development professionals, education researchers and civil advocates experts on the fractured nature of neighborhoods and public education, promising efforts around integration and the role of community development in expanding opportunity as we navigate schooling in the pandemic and beyond.

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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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?

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.

How Race Impacts Health

In this session, we will trace the historical roots of racism and its impact on people of color, from the weathering effect of discrimination to racially biased health, government and educational systems that have a physical trickle down effect from generation to generation.