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Just Economy Conference 2022

June 13-14

Washington Hilton  •  Washington, D.C.

Virtual Advocacy Week

June 6-10


Here are some of the speakers who will be there:

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Anand Giridharadas

New York Times Best Selling Author


Janis Bowdler

Counselor to the Secretary on Racial Equity, U.S. Department of the Treasury 


Donna Gambrell

President & CEO, Appalachian Community Capital

Mike Keenan

Michael Keegan

Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Community Banking, M&T Bank

Lenwood V. Long, Sr.

Lenwood V. Long, Sr.

President & CEO, African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs

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Saule Omarova

Beth & Marc Goldberg professor of law at Cornell Law School

Bulbul Gupta

Bulbul Gupta

President & CEO, Pacific Community Ventures

Martin Gruenburg

Martin J. Gruenberg

Chairman (Acting), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Marisa Calderon

Marisa Calderon

Executive Director, NCRC Community Development Fund, Chief of Community Finance and Mobility, NCRC

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Brian Brooks

Former acting Comptroller of the Currency; Chief Executive officer, Bitfury group


Lael Brainard

Vice President of the Federal Reserve Board

Stephen D. Steinour

Stephen D. Steinour

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Bancshares

Marla Bilonick

Marla Bilonick

President & CEO, National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB)

Randall L. Woodfin

Randall L. Woodfin

Birmingham, Alabama

Jesse Van Tol

Jesse Van Tol

President and CEO, NCRC

NCRC Awards Gala

Lifetime Achievement Award

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John Taylor

Founder, NCRC

Why a Just Economy?

The Just Economy Conference is the national event for community, policy, government, business and foundation leaders working toward a just economy that not only promises but delivers to all Americans opportunities to build wealth and live well.

We need to create a new normal that is unlike the old. The old normal wasn’t built for everyone. It was indefensible. America needs a new reality rooted in a Just Economy. Join the Fight.

Topics include:

community organizing and advocacy
fair housing
fair lending
access to capital and credit
workforce and community development
climate change
impact investing
civil and human rights
and others


It’s time. 

What you need to know before you go to the 2022 #JustEconomy Conference!

It’s finally time for NCRC’s 2022 #JustEconomy Conference! This email highlights important information for you. The Just Economy Conference will take place June 13-14 in Washington, DC, at the Washington Hilton Hotel. 

The full event schedule can be found at ncrc.org/conference.

COVID Protocols
Upon arrival, a COVID screening process must be completed first before registration. 

To avoid long lines prior to the start of programming on Monday morning, we HIGHLY RECOMMEND participants to complete the COVID screening process on Sunday, June 13 at 6:00pm-8:00pm.

To ensure the safety of all, participants must abide by ONE of the options below to verify proof of a negative COVID test. Only individuals who have verified the below requirement will be administered their name badge, which will serve as confirmed entry access.

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Proof of a negative test
Option 1:
 Show proof of professionally administered PCR test time stamped within 72 hours of when you check in at the eventAny participant who chooses this option will receive a $100 discount on registration to the 2023 Just Economy Conference. 


Option 2: ALL other participants MUST partake in a on-site COVID Antigen rapid test that will be provided upon entry in order to be granted access to any programming, on either on:

  • Sunday 6/12, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • OR Monday 6/13, 6:30 AM – 7:00 PM
  • OR Tuesday 6/14, 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Safety Standards
In all breakout spaces, masks are required. Other conference spaces within the hotel, masks are strongly encouraged. More details are listed in the duty of care here

Mobile App
To view and personalize the conference schedule and read about the speakers on your phone, scan this QR code to download the app. 

Once downloaded, search for “2022 Just Economy Conference” and then download the event. Use the app to conduct workshop evaluations, connect with your fellow attendees, etc.


  • The Washington Hilton is walking distance from the Washington Metro’s red line at the Dupont Circle station. For more information, click here.
  • Make sure to allow for PLENTY of time to complete the COVID screening process. 
  • Registration opens on Sunday, June 12 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm. The full registration schedule can be found here.
    • First complete the COVID screening process. Once approved, you will move on to the event check-in to receive your name badge, program booklet and other conference items.
    • The first 1,000 participants who are screened and checked at registration on Sunday, will receive free NCRC merchandise! 
  • All meals listed in the program are included in the cost of registration. Please bring your conference badge to every meal, as it is required for entry.
  • If you listed a dietary preference when you registered, that information will be on a card in the back of your name badge. Hold on to this and show it to your server at meals and those requests will be accommodated!
  • There are a variety of restaurants and coffee shops inside the Washington Hilton and within walking distance of the hotel.  
  • Questions? Contact us through the conference chat here or locate an NCRC staff member (wearing a white ribbon) to help you at the conference. 

Don’t miss out on the following events and see the ShopHer store too!

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch and Speaker
3:30 PM – 4:45 PM General Session
4:45 PM – 5:45 PM Annual Member Meeting. *NCRC members only
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Gala. *Semi-formal attire

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Session
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM Lunch
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM General Session
4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Closing Reception

Visit the DCWBC ShopHer store located at Union Station. ShopHer is a pop-up incubator for women-owned small businesses in the DC metro region. 

Just Economy Pavilion
Make sure you visit the Just Economy Pavilion. Learn more about what’s new at NCRC and how we can support your work whether through membership, research, policy, and so much more. Stop by and have a chat with us!

Social Media
Follow and join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #JustEconomy. Follow NCRC on TwitterFacebookInstagram and LinkedIn for breaking news and conference updates.

NCRC Membership
Interested in joining NCRC? Become a member now! As an NCRC member, you will gain access to exceptional research, skilled organizers and a nationwide coalition. Be sure to visit the membership booth and meet membership staff who can answer your questions about membership.  If you join NCRC by July 2, 2022, you will receive a $50 discount off the early bird registration rate for the 2023 NCRC Just Economy Conference.

Mobile Sessions
Explore D.C. and learn about this city through the following daytime activities. Take a walking tour with Justice Walks and explore the rich history of the U St. neighborhood. Or take a different walking tour and view the H Street NE neighborhood through the lens of gentrification. You can also take a bike tour with D.C. Community ride and see the impact of affordable housing in the city.

We are releasing tickets in limited waves to ensure safety and compliance with public health guidelines. Secure your spot now.

Click here to get your room in the Washington Hilton at a discounted rate. Space is limited. Don’t wait! Reserve your room before they’re all gone.

Please review NCRC and Attendee’s Duty of Care.

  • General Admission – $700
  • Non-Profit – $450
  • NCRC Organizational Member – $200 – Join Now
  • Just Economy Club Member – $250 – Join Now
  • Student/Intern/Retired – $85


Advocacy Week

State Delegation Meeting Schedule

Monday, June 6th

New Hampshire
South Carolina

Tuesday, June 7th

District of Columbia
North Carolina

Wednesday, June 8th

New Jersey
Rhode Island

Thursday, June 9th

New York

Friday, June 10th

Puerto Rico 

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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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