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2020 #JustEconomy – Call for speakers

The Just Economy Conference is the national event for community and national leaders who work for fairness in financial services, housing and business. We’re on the lookout for new speakers and topics. If you want to speak, or plan a session with a group of speakers – then send us your ideas!

Mobile Session: Equity in Art

A grassroots movement took hold in Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, over 10 years ago with the sole purpose of creating an economically, racially and culturally diverse “suburban” town center. This community continues to emerge “as the place to be” for people at all income levels. In December 2001, Downtown Silver Spring successfully earned its Arts …

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What’s next in Community Reinvestment Act reform?

In 2018, NCRC and hundreds of its members led a nationwide campaign called #TreasureCRA, urging the administration and the federal bank agencies to strengthen the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). We still have big questions about the changes needed to keep pace with technology and the transforming financial industry. We will have a lively discussion among …

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There is no wealth without mental health

Poverty is an overwhelming risk factor for poor mental health. Healthy communities often focus on the connection between physical health and place. Far fewer have connected place to mental, emotional and behavioral well-being. Local efforts from Oakland to Baltimore illustrate the community-wide health equity benefits of cross-sector partnerships – such as trauma-informed systems, reduction of …

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Health equity and anchor institutions

Hospital systems, like banks and financial institutions, must invest in communities. With strong motivation from the Affordable Care Act, more hospital systems are collaborating successfully with community-based organizations to make long-lasting progress towards health equity. This session dives into the ways community groups can partner, conduct assessments, build community support and launch task forces to …

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Advocating for transparency: Small business lending disclosures legislation

This session will give an overview of how California State Senate Bill 1235 was introduced (including brief Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights (BBoR) history) and detail the process by which its supporters were able to get the bill passed. SB 1235 represents the first-ever Truth In Lending Act (TILA) disclosure for small-business financing in …

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Everybody under one roof: Multigenerational housing

The rise of multigenerational families is creating an emerging demand across the country for housing that meets the needs of all ages and abilities due to rent burdens, aging parents with older housing stock, health concerns, caregiving, wage stagnation and cultural norms. Communities are juggling the need to renovate traditional housing units while maintaining affordability …

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How can banks better serve their communities?

SPEAKERS: Kat Taylor, Co-founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor works in service of restoring social justice and environmental well-being. Kat is active in a variety of social enterprises, public benefit and philanthropic ventures on the West Coast. Currently, she serves as co-founder and co-CEO of Beneficial State Bank, a Community Development Financial Institution …

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Lael Brainard, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Lael Brainard took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on June 16, 2014, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2026. Prior to her appointment to the board, Lael served as undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Treasury from 2010 to 2013 and counselor to the …

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Stella Adams, Housing Chair, North Carolina branch of NAACP

Stella Adams is the CEO of S J Adams Consulting, which provides community education in fair housing/fair lending issues; promotes community involvement in fair housing/fair lending issues and performs research and policy development in the areas of fair housing, fair lending and access to capital for all. Most recently, Stella served as the chief of …

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John Taylor, President and CEO, NCRC

John Taylor is president and founder of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC), the leading national community-based membership organization promoting economic fairness for low-income and traditionally underserved people. John has been the recipient of numerous local, state and national awards, including an appointment by President Bill Clinton to the advisory board of the CDFI Fund, …

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Congressman G K Butterfield, Energy & Commerce Committee, (D-North Carolina)

Congressman G. K. Butterfield is a life-long resident of eastern North Carolina. Raised in Wilson, Congressman Butterfield spent his formative years attending Charles H. Darden High School and worked tirelessly in the Civil Rights Movement as a young adult. His parents were Dr. & Mrs. G. K. Butterfield, Sr. His father practiced dentistry for 50 years …

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