What It's Worth: Race, Place and the Financial Future of Our Communities

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Date:  Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016
Time:  11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CT
Location: 24:1 Cinema
6755 Page Ave.
Pagedale, Mo. 63133 (map it)

Financial well-being is intrinsically linked to every aspect of a person’s life, including the ability to dream and plan. During this event focused on addressing racial and ethnic disparities to help build fiscal health and strengthen our financial future, we will explore ways to help struggling Americans, including discussing the ideas in a new book, What It's Worth: Strengthening the Financial Future of Families, Communities and the Nation. The book was published by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in partnership with the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) and provides a road map for what families, communities and our nation can do to move forward on the path to financial well-being.

Speakers will include these contributing authors:

  • Dedrick Asante-Muhammad, Director, Racial Wealth Divide, CFED
  • Ray Boshara, Senior Adviser and Director, Center for Household Financial Stability, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  • Jason Purnell, Assistant Professor, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Michael Sherraden, Director, Center for Social Development, Washington University in St. Louis

There will also be presentations about community initiatives and best practices offered by local and regional practitioners:

  • Chris Krehmeyer, President/CEO, Beyond Housing, St. Louis
  • Amy Blansit, Project Manager, The Northwest Project, Springfield, Mo.

Participation in this event is free; however, registration is required by Thursday, Oct. 26, as space is limited. Lunch will be provided and a light reception will follow the meeting. Attendees will also receive a copy of What It's Worth.

For more information, please contact Lisa Locke at 502-568-9292 or lisa.locke@stls.frb.org.