Our Economic Summit & Consumer Celebration is coming up on November 15th, 2018!
Poverty has increased 19% in Maryland since 1990. It is impossible to rent a two-bedroom apartment on a minimum wage salary. Food and housing insecurity are on the rise. But there are solutions to these issues-join us to expand and strengthen the movement for economic rights and financial inclusion. On Thursday, November 15th, we’re hosting a our first Economic Rights Summit which will include sessions on debt collection and criminalization of poverty; transportation; housing and community reinvestment; student loans and higher education; and trainings on advocacy, community reinvestment, tax credits, and predatory for-profit schools and student loans repayment.
All sessions will include a race equity lens, so that our policies reduce the racial wealth gap in our state. Join us to learn, discuss, and strategize to implement solutions that create an inclusive economy in Maryland.
The Summit will be kicked off with remarks from Aaron Henkin, host of WYPR’s Out of the Blocks and Edward R. Murrow award winner
Afterwards, we'll enjoy good drinks, good food, and good conversation at our celebratory awards dinner featuring some of Maryland’s champions of consumer rights. Plus, a silent auction and more!
The Consumer Rights Celebration will kick-off with a talk from Virginia Eubanks, author of "Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor:", followed by a celebration of these economic rights leaders:
Congressman Jamie Raskin – Federal Champion of the Year
Senator Jim Rosapepe – Legislative Achievement of the Year
Delegate Shelly Hettleman – Up-and-Coming Legislator of the Year
Karren Pope-Onwukwe – Consumer Advocate of the Year
**If you are a member of MCRC, we will have a member discount available for you! Please keep an eye out for your discount code, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the code today**
**If the cost of the ticket is prohibitive, please email email@example.com to inquire about our Community Tickets**
We are committed to making our event accessible for everyone. If you are traveling for the event, Cloud of Goods provides mobility solutions including wheelchair rentals and mobility scooter rentals that they will deliver directly to you at the event, your hotel, the airport, or any other place of your choosing. Event attendees will receive a 5% discount when they use the code: RENTGEAR021
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