National Urban League, Bank of America to Host Panel Discussion “From Reentry to Financial Stability – A Discussion on Evidence-Based Pathways”

March 25 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 25, 2016

Contact: K. Kim Atterbury | katterbury@nul.org | (202) 629-5750

 

National Urban League, Bank of America to Host Panel Discussion

From Reentry to Financial Stability – A Discussion on Evidence-Based Pathways”

American Urban Radio Network’s April Ryan to Moderate Conversation on Challenges Facing the Formerly Incarcerated and Underserved Communities

 

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, March 29, as part of a series of events leading up to our annual report on the State of Black America, the National Urban League has partnered with Bank of America to bring together a roundtable of experts and practitioners to examine the policy issues and programs aimed at helping disconnected youth stay on track and out of prison, and helping formerly incarcerated individuals find evidence-based pathways to financial stability.

April Ryan, White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio, will moderate a discussion with representatives from the White House, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as the National Urban League and Bank of America. The conversation will focus on ways to combat economic mobility challenges, particularly for people of color who face disproportionately high unemployment and incarceration rates.

 

WHO:

  • April Ryan, White House Correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (Moderator)
  • Broderick Johnson, Assistant to the President, Cabinet Secretary, and Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, The White House
  • David Shapiro, CEO of MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Peach Soltis, Senior Attorney Advisor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Kerry Sullivan, President, Bank of America Charitable Foundation
  • Cy Richardson, Senior Vice President, Economics and Housing Programs, The National Urban League
  • Shari Runner, President and CEO, Chicago Urban League 

WHAT:

Light lunch and panel discussion on reentry, financial stability, and pathways to success for people of color and the formerly incarcerated

 

WHEN:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

11:45 a.m. – Media check-in

12:00 p.m. – Event begins

1:00 p.m. – Media availability

WHERE:

National Urban League Washington Bureau

1805 7th Street NW Suite 520

Washington, DC

 

RSVP:

Credentialed members of the media wishing to attend the event must RSVP to Kim Atterbury at katterbury@nul.org

 

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