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May 27, 2014
1333 H Street NW – 3rd floor
(Economic Policy Institute)

 

8:30-9:00 am

    SIGN-IN & BREAKFAST

9:00 am

    WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS Lisa Donner
Executive Director, Americans for Financial Reform

9:15-10:45 am

    EXPLORING POSTAL BANKINGDavid Williams
Inspector General, US Postal ServiceMark Dimondstein
President, American Postal Workers UnionLauren Saunders
Managing Attorney, National Consumer Law CenterMehrsa Baradaran
Associate Professor, University of Georgia Law SchoolHans Boon
Managing Director, PostFinance International Development 

10:45-11:00 am

    BREAK

11:00 am-12:30

    CREDIT UNIONS AND COMMUNITY CONTROL OF WEALTHRandy Chambers
President, Self Help Federal Credit Union, North CarolinaPaul Phillips
President, Freedom First Federal Credit Union, Roanoke, VADeyanira Del Rio
Board Chair, Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union;
Co-Director, New Economy ProjectCarla Decker
President & CEO, DC Government Employees Federal Credit UnionAllison Basile
Organizer/volunteer with DMV for Credit Union Democracy

12:30-1:00 pm

    LUNCH BREAK

1:00-2:30 pm

    PUBLIC BANKING: POTENTIAL AND LESSONS LEARNED Sam Munger
Senior Associate, Center on Wisconsin StrategyJason Collette
Organizer, Alliance for a Just SocietyJared Gardner
Campaigner for state banks and alternative finance initiativesGwendolyn Hallsmith
Founder & Executive Director, Global Community InitiativesMarc Schneiberg
Professor of Sociology, Reed College; Editor, Socio-Economic Review

Karl Beitel
Writer, scholar, and expert on municipal banks

 

2:30-2:45 pm

    BREAK

2:45-4:00 pm

    MUNICIPAL FINANCE: IS WALL STREET SERVING PUBLIC ENTITIES?Saqib Bhatti (moderator)
Fellow, Nathan Cummings FoundationWallace Turbeville
Senior Fellow, DemosRobert Pollin
Distinguished Professor, U. Mass. Amherst, and Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute (PERI)Thomas Adams
Financial industry consultant, credit analyst, and attorney

4:00-5:00 pm

    ALTERNATIVE FINANCE AND THE MAIN STREET ECONOMYDavid ZuckermanResearch Associate, Democracy CollaborativeScott Trumbull
Investment Officer, The Working WorldTamara Lothian
Senior Visiting Scholar, Center on Globalization & Sustainable Development, Columbia University

5:00-5:45 pm

    SMALL-GROUP DISCUSSIONS

5:45-6:00 pm

    CLOSING