Day 3 PM Main Stage General Sessions
When: April 18, 2019
Presenter: John Hope Bryant, Operation HOPE
Second presentation “The Power of Standing For” with Brittany J. Harris, The Winters Group, Inc.
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 frames today’s civil struggles for financial inclusion through the lens of Silver Rights. Sharing his doctrines on poverty and wealth, he discusses the impact of culture, privilege and power on financial empowerment programs for the poor.
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