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Just Economy Conference 2023

March 29-30

Washington Hilton  •  Washington, D.C.

Virtual Advocacy Week

March 20-24

Why a Just Economy?

The Just Economy Conference is the national event for community, business, foundation, policy and government leaders who want a nation that not only promises but delivers opportunities for all Americans to build wealth and live well. National and local luminaries, visionaries and changemakers gather to network, share ideas, learn and ask hard questions to chart out a better future.

Along with keynote speakers and conversations on the main stage, the conference includes a wide range of conversational sessions and workshops.

What would YOU like to hear at the conference?

This year, we opened up selection of some of our 2023 Just Economy Conference session ideas for public voting! 

There are only 10 days to make your voices and opinions heard! Vote today for any and all of your favorite sessions and then keep coming back each day to vote again if you really want to be sure your favorites are included. You have until 11:59 pm ET on December 7, 2022. 

To vote for a session you would like to see at the conference, click a proposed session to view the description and select the blue “vote” button.

The sessions with the highest amount of votes will be held at the conference!

Register:

Washington Hilton

1919 Connecticut Ave., Washington, DC

Please review NCRC and Attendee’s Duty of Care.

Super Early Pricing

  • General Admission – $600
  • Non-Profit – $400
  • NCRC Organizational Member – $150 – Join Now
  • Just Economy Club Member – $200 – Join Now
  • Student/Intern/Retired – $75

Topics include:

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

Past Speakers

Hear from our past speakers to see what makes the Just Economy Conference a community organizing powerhouse.

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Anand Giridharadas

New York Times Best Selling Author

Saule Omarova

Beth & Marc Goldberg professor of law at Cornell Law School

Lael Brainard

Vice President of the Federal Reserve Board

Randall L. Woodfin

Mayor
Birmingham, Alabama

Stephen D. Steinour

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Huntington Bancshares

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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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