Culture. Power. Privilege. Inclusion. Expanding our Capacity to Uplift.
Main Stage General SessionsDay 3 Time: April 18, 2019 1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Location/Room: Exhibit Hall B
Presenter: John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE
2019 Learning Pillar: How must we examine cultural power and privilege in order to bridge the gap between empowerment and power?
President Abraham Lincoln founded the Freedman’s Bank on March 3, 1865 to help the newly freed Americans navigate their financial lives. A few weeks later he was assassinated. One hundred years after that Dr. Martin Luther King launched the Poor People’s Campaign, a multiracial initiative aimed at alleviating poverty and obtaining economic inclusion for poor people. A few weeks later he was assassinated. John Hope Bryant will frame today’s civil struggles for financial inclusion through the lens of Silver Rights. Sharing his doctrines on poverty and wealth, he will discuss the impact of culture, privilege and power on financial empowerment programs for the poor.