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Sunday, June 24 • 11:15am - 12:30pm
Fair Lending and Community Reinvestment: Organizing and Advocacy for Economic Justice

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Across the country, coalitions of community organizations are working to hold banks accountable and to increase investment in low-income communities and in communities of color. As a result of this advocacy, new bank branches have opened in low-income neighborhoods, new products have been designed to meet the needs of the community, and banks are signing community benefits agreements. This session will discuss the experiences of the coalition in St. Louis, and will present ways advocates can use these tools and methods in their own communities to work towards economic justice for all people.

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Tia Byrd

MORE
Tia Byrd has been involved in organizing work with MORE since the fall of 2014. Her work began with the mobilization of activist and citizens for Ferguson October. She has continued her work with the org with a focus around eminent domain abuse, land access and urban agriculture... Read More →
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Elisabeth Risch

Assistant Director, Metro St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council
Elisabeth Risch is the Director of Research and Education at the Metropolitan St. Louis Equal Housing and Opportunity Council. She is the Co-Chair of the St. Louis Equal Housing and Community Reinvestment Alliance (SLEHCRA), where she works directly with banks to increase investment... Read More →


Sunday June 24, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm
HGA Classroom 218

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