Financial coaching is a vital strategy for helping people of color achieve equitable outcomes when combined with systems-change efforts for fairer economic opportunities and conditions. The road to financial well-being is filled with pitfalls and promises. For Black, Latinx, Indigenous or Native, and Asian people, navigating that road means facing disproportionate fines and fees, higher interest rates on loans, and discrimination in housing and employment. These practices are layered on top of a legacy of structural racism that has historically denied access and opportunities for financial security and freedom to Black and brown people.
What is the best way to ensure that financial coaching is designed and delivered in ways that are inclusive, treat everyone justly according to their circumstances, and further racial equity?
Please join us for a webinar exploring this question on June 23, 9:30-11:00am hosted by the Oregon Economic Justice Roundtable
, shared table of funders and advocates and other nonprofit organizations to advance collective, sustained action for racial and economic justice
Dr. Kira Hudson Banks, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at St. Louis University and Co-Founder, The Mouse & The Elephant
Eric Ratinoff, Co-Founder, The Mouse & The Elephant
We’ll explore various perspectives on what is needed in Oregon to advance equity centered Financial Coaching. We’ll discuss best practices, effective models, provide examples of financial coaching with a racial equity lens in practice, and hear from individuals from around the state about what they need to support them in this work. We’ll also address key concepts in racial equity and define financial coaching with a racial equity lens.