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Sunday, July 10 • 9:30am - 10:45am
The History and Future of the Community Development Finance Movement

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Community Development Credit Unions have long been working for racial justice and innovating in economic justice. Part of the larger community development finance institution (CDFI) movement, these institutions are today boldly lending to undocumented immigrants, fighting predatory lending, preserving historic Black and farmworker CUs, financing worker coops and land trusts, and building partnerships to fund the new economy. Part history lesson, part show and tell, and part participatory debate, three practitioners from the field will lead a session to engage participants in how they might access, build, challenge and partner with CDFIs in their own geographies to sustain the new economy.

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Kristen Cox

Kristen Cox works in investor relations, communications, and development for Self-Help, now the largest community development financial institution (CDFFI) in the country. Self-Help is a family of organizations that includes two credit unions, a community development corporation, nonprofit loan fund, and research and public policy nonprofit. She found the field of community development finance after spending 13 years in non-profit programming... Read More →
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Deyanira Del Rio

Co-Director, New Economy Project
Deyanira is co-director of New Economy Project, an economic justice center that works with community groups to challenge Wall Street corporations, press for government accountability, and promote cooperative and community-led development. New Economy Project and allies have won fair lending and anti-discrimination laws in New York City and State; launched community loan funds and land trusts to combat gentrification and displacement; developed... Read More →


Sunday July 10, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Rockwell Hall 204


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