Tour focuses on job attainment and growth, home ownership and economic stability.
The tour focuses on job attainment and growth, home ownership, and economic stability, particularly in this time of government transition and economic down-fall. In these troubling economic times, the tour seeks to heighten awareness of economic disparities that exist between minorities and whites and connect people with real tools and resources that will help improve their financial situation on all fronts - from landing a better-paying job to avoiding foreclosure. The event opens at
The Path to Empowerment town hall meeting will address some of the important issues that face all Americans and features National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial; Hip Hop Summit Action Network CEO and Co-Chairman Dr.
The Career & Resource Fair will provide actionable information to attendees interested in employment, personal finances, home ownership, entrepreneurship and education/job training. Exhibitors will include banks, homeownership organizations, educational institutions/job training programs, entrepreneurship/small business resources and others who will be available to cover topics ranging from understanding credit to how to manage home mortgage loans to securing employment, upgrading education and job skills and entrepreneurship.
"The need for economic empowerment is not exclusive to the African American community. Americans of all walks of life, colors, religions and economic background are feeling the pinch of the ever-widening gap between the haves and have-nots in this nation," said Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League. "In light of this competitive yet uncertain global economy, we owe it to future generations to stand as role models of economic empowerment, especially during these times, and encourage them to prepare themselves for a more prosperous future."
On the thresh-hold of the inauguration of the country's first African-American president, new leadership preparing to be installed on Capitol Hill, and the current financial crisis causing uncertainty in the financial markets, the Economic Empowerment Tour is also designed to provoke U.S. decision-makers to put the issue of economic inequality on the national agenda.
"There is no doubt that economic empowerment is at the core of the 21st century civil rights movement. In the 1950s and 1960s, African Americans made great strides on numerous fronts. The Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act paved the way for greater political and civic participation. Affirmative Action opened the doors of the nation's educational institutions and corporations," said Marc H. Morial.
"The final challenge our community faces in achieving equality in
Event Schedule at-a-glance: Career and Resource Fair/Financial Literacy and Homeownership Workshops 4:00pm Press Avail/Photo Opp 6:30pm Town Hall Meeting 7:00pm
National Urban League (www.nul.org) Established in 1910, The Urban League is the nation's oldest and largest community-based movement devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream. Today, the National Urban League, headquartered in
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