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Anacostia Ground Zero for Global Financial Summit

Kevin M. Briscoe | 6/24/2009, 9:44 p.m.


€These sweeping reforms to America€s regulatory agencies enable us to aggressively respond to the historic economic crisis we find ourselves in,€ Jarrett said. €The plan and each of our actions are driven by the president€s vision for a new foundation for sustained economic growth with good jobs and rising incomes.€

The summit concluded with a civil rights conversation among Bryant; former United Nations Ambassador and Operation HOPE global spokesman Andrew Young; Dr. Dorothy Height, chair and president emeritus, National Council of Negro Women; Hilary O. Shelton, director, NAACP Washington Bureau, and David White, CEO, The Children€s Mutual in the United Kingdom.

D.C. Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) (l) listens to former United Nations Ambassador and Operation HOPE global spokesman Andrew Young (r) share his perspective during the civil rights conversation with John Hope Bryant (c). Photos by Lafayette Barnes IV
€This makes us more equipped to play the game,€ said Mary N. Elliott Esq., an attorney and marketing specialist in the University of the District of Columbia€s Office of Community Outreach and Extension Services. €I€ve found that, in the minority community, they€ll use any information made available to them. But, they can€t become financially literate if they don€t know.€

Elliott added that this type of information enables individuals to better manage the financial €jigsaw puzzle€ of paying for their children€s college education or planning for retirement.

€People I come across in my outreach might say, €I didn€t know how they compute credit scores,€ or €I didn€t know about a 529 savings plan for college,€ or €I didn€t know the importance of teaching my small kids about saving money,€€ Elliott said. €So, [the summit] has major, major practical applications.€
    Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve System: €Economic recover, like economic development, is a bottom-up as well as top-down process.€ Courtesy Photo
    Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior White House Advisor: €These sweeping reforms€enable us to aggressively respond to the historic economic crisis we find ourselves in.€ Courtesy Photo