For Planning Purposes: ***Advisory for Thursday, July 23, AT 3:30 p.m. ET/ 12:30 p.m. PT***

The Civil Rights Fight Behind Dodd-Frank: A Reflection of the Last Decade

With special speakers:

Congresswoman Maxine Waters & U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Thursday, July 23, at 3:30 p.m. ET/ 12:30 p.m. PT, the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) will host a virtual panel discussion to commemorate 10 years since the passage of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

The talk will focus on the civil rights groups’ push for the financial reform law, a reflection on the CFPB’s work, and hopes for the future. The discussion will also touch on Dodd-Frank's impact on communities of color and on current institutional barriers to full and fair economic equity and inclusion, especially during this COVID-19 economic and public health crisis.

Panelists will include leaders from CRL, NAACP, National CAPACD, National Fair Housing Alliance, and UnidosUS, with special introductory remarks from Congresswoman Maxine Waters and U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, and closing remarks from civil rights leader Wade Henderson.

Questions for the panelists can be submitted using the hashtag #DoddFrank10 or by submission here.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

  • Introductions: Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-34), Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee & U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
  • Moderator: Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, Reporter, The Washington Post
  • Panelists: Mike Calhoun, President, Center for Responsible Lending; Hilary O. Shelton, Director, NAACP Washington Bureau & Sr. VP for Policy and Advocacy; Seema Agnani, Executive Director, National CAPACD; Lisa Rice, CEO and President, National Fair Housing Alliance; and Orson Aguilar, Principal of Policy and Advocacy, UnidosUS.
  • Closing Remarks: Wade Henderson, former President and CEO of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
  • What: 10 Year Anniversary of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
  • When: 3:30 p.m. ET/ 12:30 p.m. PT
  • Where: Live stream on Facebook.


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