2020

Just Economy Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C.

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April 27-29, 2020

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

Mehrsa Baradaran

Law Professor, University of Georgia 

Congressman Al Green?

Rep. Al Green

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

Lael Brainard

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 

Jose Antonio Vargas

Jose Antonio Vargas

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

Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay

Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay

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

Kat Taylor?

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

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM 
BREAKFAST
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: 
Jose Antonio Vargas, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, filmmaker, author and immigrant dignity activist 

9:30 AM – 12:45 PM 
HC113: Preparing housing counselors for the HUD certification exam

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Advocating for transparency: Small business lending disclosures legislation

Community control of land & housing

Community Reinvestment Act basics

So you want to start a Community Development Finance Institution?

Special Initiatives convening

The new politics of housing finance reform

Connecting founders of color to capital and community

10:15am – 11:15am
Mobile Session: Evicted tour at the National Building Museum

11:15am – 12:15pm
Mobile Session: Evicted tour at the National Building Museum

11:15am – 12:45pm
Building economic security for women

Technology hubs and the impact on communities

Yep, predatory lending still exists

The Latino movement comes of age

What’s next in Community Reinvestment Act reform? (Session 1)

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM 
LUNCHEON
KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Brian Montgomery, Acting Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Jesse Van Tol, Chief Executive Officer, NCRC

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM 
HC122: Student loan lending: Understanding the basics and managing the debt

Affordable housing and the 2020 election cycle

DENIED: The economic barriers faced by minority entrepreneurs

Disaster recovery triage: Assess, plan, execute

Health equity and anchor institutions

Shifting neighborhoods: Gentrification and cultural displacement in American cities

The future of fair housing

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
NCRC Annual Membership Meeting

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
NCRC NATIONAL AWARDS DINNER
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:
John Taylor, President and CEO, NCRC
Congressman G K Butterfield, Energy & Commerce Committee, (D-North Carolina) 
Stella Adams, Housing Chair, North Carolina branch of NAACP

Special Announcement:
Video address from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
BREAKFAST
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:
Lael Brainard, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System 

9:30 AM – 12:45PM 
HC122: Student loan lending: Understanding the basics and managing the debt

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM 
CDFIs and CRA: Refreshing the roots of our movement to democratize capital

With our powers combined: Integrating housing and workforce development agreements

How fines, fees and the criminalization of debt strip wealth

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Mobile Session: Equity in Art

Opportunity Zones: Whose opportunity is it?

Q&A: Community Reinvestment Act

Rewriting the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule

There is no wealth without mental health

11:15am – 12:45pm
Walk like we talk: Addressing racial inequality in your work and work culture

Affordable homeownership: Organizing to create inventory and preserve affordability

How states are stepping up for consumers

Improving health and financial well-being in retirement

Strategies for preventing displacement

What’s next in Community Reinvestment Act reform (Session 2)

Winning small business contracts in an uncertain environment

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM
LUNCHEON
How can banks better serve their communities?
SPEAKERS:
Kat Taylor, Co-founder and CEO of Beneficial State Bank
Mehrsa Baradaran, Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives, University of Georgia

2:15 PM – 3:45 PM
Everybody under one roof: Multigenerational housing

Land banks on steroids: How to disrupt speculation in your community

Looking beyond the EPA for environmental justice.

Organizing against hate

Organizing stakeholders for CRA advocacy

The CFPB 2.0

The racial wealth divide continues to grow

2:15 PM – 5:00 PM
HC113: Preparing housing counselors for the HUD certification exam

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Hill Day Preparation Meeting

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Chairman’s Reception

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
HILL DAY VISITS

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
HILL DAY CONGRESSIONAL LUNCHEON

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES:
Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, House Subcommittee on Consumer Protections and Financial Institutions, (D-NY)
Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay, House Financial Services Subcommittee for Monetary Policy and Trade, (D-Missouri) 
Rep. Al Green, House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, (D-Texas)

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
HC113: Preparing Housing Counselors for the HUD Certification Exam

HC121: Managing a successful Housing Counseling program

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Housing Counseling Luncheon

9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Sixth Age-Friendly Banking convening 

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