Category Archives: Events

Brookings Institution Webinar: The Future of Bank Overdraft Fees 

On Thursday,  July 15, Linda Jun, senior counsel at Americans for Financial Reform Education Fund, spoke on a panel about the harms of bank overdraft fees and alternatives to the current system. She was joined by other consumer advocates and representatives from banks and financial technology firms that are creating alternatives to bank overdraft fees. The panel focused on new tools and technologies designed to help consumers avoid overdraft fees while maintaining flexible banking options. 

Webinar: Increasing Access to Capital for Black-Owned Businesses

AFR and the Main Street Alliance hosted the third webinar in the event series “Small Business Needs In The Biden Administration” on April 15, 2021. The panel, “Increasing Access to Capital for Black Small Businesses,” was moderated by AFR Advocacy Director Rion Dennis.

Ten Years of Dodd-Frank: What We Need Next to Create a Resilient, Equitable, and Sustainable Economy

To mark the tenth anniversary of President Obama signing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law, Americans for Financial Reform hosted a series of virtual events asking what we have learned, and what changes we think are needed now to protect consumers, uproot systemic racism, and transform finance so that it contributes to a resilient, equitable and sustainable economy.

Protestor demands financial reform.

Webinar: A Decade after Dodd-Frank: What Next?

SAVE THE DATES — July 17, July 20, Aug. 4, and more Webinar Series A Decade after Dodd-Frank: What Next? Building a Just Financial System Ten years ago this month, Congress passed, and President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer

Webinar: A Decade of Dodd-Frank

Lisa Donner, executive director of AFR-EF spoke at a conference hosted by the Brookings Institution and the Center on Finance, Law & Policy at the University of Michigan dedicated to the landmark Dodd-Frank law, its impact on systemic risk and consumer protection, and the response to the COVID-19 crisis in both domestic and global contexts.