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!

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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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Strategies for preventing displacement

As we all work to further develop our local neighborhoods, we must ensure that the long-term residents and businesses of rising communities can afford to live and enjoy the benefits of our work to create a #JustEconomy. This session will go over strategies to prevent displacement that have been successfully used by groups around the […]

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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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Yep, predatory lending still exists

Recent deregulation has caused a return of predatory products flooding the marketplace, including NINJA financing and auto, payday and PACE loans with exorbitant pricing. These products continue to be problematic for borrowers and prey on LMI and communities of color. We will explore how these products can continue to be prevalent 10 years after the […]

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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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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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