Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition Conference

Point Clear, AL
Thursday, October 20, 2011

  Closing the Wealth Gap:
Diversity of People, Policy, and Research

Thursday, October 20, 2011

7:15 am          
Breakfast and Registration
8:00 am
Southern Regional Asset Building Coalition (SRABC)
Michael Milner, Alabama Asset Building Coalition
Karen Landry, War on Poverty - Jacksonville, Florida Asset Building Coalition
8:10 am
Building Economic Success over a Lifetime Initiative
Kilolo Kijakazi, Ford Foundation
8:30 am
Plenary: Asset Building: History, Policy, and Research
Michael Sherraden, Center for Social Development
9:15 am
9:30 am
Plenary: Building Assets through Collective Action: Policy and Practice
Shirley Sherrod, Sherrod Institute
Moderator: Cornelius Blanding
10:30 am
Legislative Panel: The Importance of Assets: A Legislative Prospective
Senator Anthony C. Hill - Florida
Senator Vivian D. Figures - Alabama
Moderator: Karen Landry
11:45 am
Networking Lunch
1:00 pm
Plenary: Regional and State Policy Practices: Connecting with Legislators
Gina Wood and Melissa Wells, Joint Center for Policy and Economic Studies
Moderator: Michael Milner
2:30 pm
State Coalition Breakout Session
  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • HBCU
5:00 pm
6:00 pm      
Reception (appetizers and entertainment)
Victoria Leasy: Payday Lending Nightmare
Bank Plus - 2010 FDIC Financial Innovator Awardee Mississippi (invited)
Rennie Miller, Freedom Quilting Bee Cooperative
Award Ceremony - Kilolo Kijakazi, Ford Foundation, Honoree
Presentation moderators: Cornelius Blanding and Melbah Smith

Friday, October 21, 2011

7:30 am
Sponsored by FDIC
8:30 am
FDIC Bank Awards Ceremony - Alabama
Moderator: TBA
9:00 am
Plenary Panel: Research, Policy, and Practice: Asset Development Barriers for Non-custodial Fathers
David Pate and Jacquelyn Boggess, Center for Family Policy and Practice
Halbert Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer, Father's Support Center
Moderator: Karen Landry
10:45 am
11:00 am
Community Voices: The SRABC Project
Moderator: Cornelius Blanding, Louisiana Grassroots Coalition/SRABC - Louisiana
11:45 am
Closing Remarks and 2012 SRABC Regional Conference Highlights
Melbah Smith, Coalition for a Prosperous Mississippi
12:15 pm           
Adjourn (box lunches available)


Contact Information

  • Gena Gunn McClendon
    Center for Social Development
    Washington University in St. Louis
Scholarship application deadline is September 25, 2012
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