Beyond Foreclosures

Only two days until “Beyond Foreclosures: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Wealth Gap and Economic Opportunity”

There are only a few days left to register for:

“Beyond Foreclosures: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Wealth Gap and Economic Opportunity”

Thursday, June 3
8:30am-12:30pm
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
230 S. LaSalle St.

 

It is likely that the ongoing financial and economic crisis has left a lasting, negative impact on the financial stability of many of Chicago’s most vulnerable populations, including communities of color. Credit scores, bankruptcy filings, and other issues have become increasingly important to long-term financial stability because they directly impact access not only to credit, but also to basic banking services and even employment.

“Beyond Foreclosures: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the Wealth Gap and Economic Opportunity” will explore how the economic and foreclosure crisis has changed the landscape of access to financial services and, in particular, how it has affected credit scores and bankruptcy rates in communities of color. Hosted by Woodstock Institute and the Illinois Community Investment Coalition.

 

Featured speakers

Nancy Brown
Senior Director, Family Economic Success 
Bethel New Life

Vikki Frank
Founding Director 
Credit Builders Alliance

Chris Giangreco
Policy Coordinator
Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights

Angelisa Harris
Senior Community Affairs Specialist
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Kilolo Kijakazi
Program Officer, Financial Assets and Economic Security
Ford Foundation

Robert Lawless
Professor of Law 
University of Illinois

James P. Maloney
President, Chairman of the Board
Mitchell Bank

Joshua Sledge
Innovation Analyst
Center for Financial Services Innovation

Registration is required to pass through security at the Federal Reserve. To register, please contact Beverly Berryhill at 312-368-0310 or bhill@woodstockinst.org.

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