June 3, 2015 -- Alabama Asset Building Coalition State Conference, Upcoming Webinars, and Events

SAVE THE DATE: Alabama Asset Building Coalition State Conference

Thursday, July 30 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Montgomery, Alabama Save the date for the Alabama Asset Building Coalition State Conference. The all-day event will cover topics ranging from innovative retirement funding options (both federal and state products) to alternatives to payday loans and children’s savings accounts. There will also be an advocacy training from PolicyLink on Getting Equity Advocacy Results (GEAR).

To learn more about the coalition, and for updates on this conference, visit www.alabamaabc.org.

Don’t Miss These Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, June 11
11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Building an Equitable Retirement System for the 21st Century
This webinar, sponsored by Institute on Assets and Social Policy (IASP) and PolicyLink, will discuss the newly released IASP brief in the Leveraging Mobility series. The brief, Navigating an Unclear Path: Preparing for Retirement in the 21st Century, analyzes the long-term financial well-being of middle-aged households as they plan for the future and approach

Tuesday, June 30
11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
Fines, Fees, and Financial Insecurity: The Impact of Court Involvement on Low-Income Men of Color and Their Communities
This webinar, the second in a series, will discuss the ways in which court fines and fees impact low-income households, especially boys and men of color who are over-represented in the criminal justice system, as well as in civil and traffic courts.

EVENT – Going (For) Broke: Improving the Financial Health of Millennials and Beyond

Friday, June 5
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Washington, DC

Join New America Foundation for a discussion that explores promising new solutions to connect millennials and younger generations to the resources they need to manage the complicated financial conditions they face.

Learn more about the event and RSVP today. If you’re unable to attend, follow the discussion online using #GoingForBroke and/or follow @AssetsNAF on Twitter.

EVENT – Below the Surface: The Cumulative Costs of Abusive Lending

Tuesday, June 16
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Washington, DC

On Tuesday, June 16, during a half-day forum, the Center for Responsible Lending will release the final chapter of the State of Lending and Its Impact on U.S. Households series. The chapter, called “The Cumulative Costs of Predatory Practices,” examines the complex ways that individuals, families, and communities are impacted by predatory lending. Get details about the forum and register today.

In Case You Missed It...

Equity Summit 2015: All In for Inclusion, Justice, and Prosperity

Join thousands of committed advocates on October 27-29, 2015 in Los Angeles for Equity Summit 2015 — your chance to craft and fortify the next wave of strategies and actions to achieve just and fair inclusion.

Register now. Early bird pricing has been extended to June 30.

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