Creating a Vision for a Fair Economy: Investing in People and Communities

The 2008 National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Annual Conference is a large gathering of community stakeholders who promote housing and economic development and support equal access to credit, capital and banking services for America’s working families.rnrnThe conference features in-depth trainings and plenary sessions on issues such as fair housing and fair lending, the Community Reinvestment Act, asset building strategies, foreclosure counseling, the relationship between environmental and economic justice, community organizing, small business development, fundraising and more.rnrnOur 2008 conference, titled “Creating a Vision for a Fair Economy: Investing in People and Communities” features two full days of trainings, workshops, plenaries on a wide variety of community development topics, as well as a special full day session entitled “Foreclosing on the American Dream: Recreating Sustainable Homeownership”. This special all day session will include substantive discussions of the foreclosure issue – from causes to remedies. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will deliver the keynote speech for this session and then a moderated interactive panel discussion will follow, discussing points from the Chairman’s speech.rn rnJoin high profile speakers such as California Representative Maxine Waters, FDIC Chair Sheila Bair, CNBC Anchor Diana Olick, AARP Chief Operating Officer Tom Nelson and invited speakers Robert Rubin, Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rep. Barney Frank, Senator Christopher Dodd, and CNBC anchor Maria Bartoromo and many more for this very special event.rnrnScholarships to attend still available. Contact Jesse Van Tol at jvantol@ncrc.org.

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