Just Economy Conference


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April 27-29, 2020

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The Just Economy Conference is the national event for community, policy, government and business leaders who work for fairness in lending, housing and business. 

2019 Featured speakers:

Mehrsa Baradaran

Law Professor, University of Georgia 

Rep. Al Green

House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, (D-Texas)

Lael Brainard

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 

Jose Antonio Vargas

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, author and immigrant dignity activist 

Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay

House Financial Services Subcommittee for Monetary Policy and Trade, (D-Missouri) 

Kat Taylor

Co-founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks

House Subcommittee on Consumer Protections and Financial Institutions, (D-NY)

The conference features:

  • A wide range of sessions on community organizing and advocacy, housing, access to capital and credit, workforce and community development, fair lending, and business
  • Experts and advocates sharing new developments, best practices, and innovative ideas for community reinvestment
  • Keynote addresses from prominent officials and leaders
  • NCRC’s Hill Day
  • The 2019 NCRC National Achievement Awards Dinner

2019 Conference Schedule

March 11-13, 2019

Washington Hilton Hotel

1919 Connecticut Ave NW

Washington, DC 20009

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“There is a tug of war over the soul of America tonight. Will we allow ourselves to be pulled forward by hope and love or tugged backwards by hate?”

- Rev. Jesse Jackson, President and Founder, Rainbow PUSH

Redlining and Neighborhood Health

Before the pandemic devastated minority communities, banks and government officials starved them of capital.

Lower-income and minority neighborhoods that were intentionally cut off from lending and investment decades ago today suffer not only from reduced wealth and greater poverty, but from lower life expectancy and higher prevalence of chronic diseases that are risk factors for poor outcomes from COVID-19, a new study shows.

The new study, from the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) with researchers from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health and the University of Richmond’s Digital Scholarship Lab, compared 1930’s maps of government-sanctioned lending discrimination zones with current census and public health data.

Table of Content

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Redlining, the HOLC Maps and Segregation
  • Segregation, Public Health and COVID-19
  • Methods
  • Results
  • Discussion
  • Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
  • Citations
  • Appendix

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