On February 6, 2014, the National Consumers League will be sponsoring a day-long “Communities of Color Consumer Financial Services Symposium.”  The symposium is described as “an examination of how many financial and other institutions have put communities of color at a disadvantage in the financial services arena, with a special emphasis on mortgages, auto loans, student loans, and telecommunications services, and a discussion of what we can do to address these inequities.”  

The event will be held at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, D.C. and a link to register at no cost is available here.  The event will feature remarks by Senator Elizabeth Warren and a “keynote conversation” between  FTC Chair Edith Ramirez and FCC Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn.  Panelists will include representatives from leading consumer and civil rights groups including the Center for Responsible Lending, the NAACP, and the National Urban League.