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2018 Assets Matter Symposium: Aligning Movements for Economic Equity

December 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm


The purpose of the 2018 Assets Matter Symposium: Aligning Movements for Economic Equity, is to generate new ideas and highlight innovative strategies across a range of topics (products, services, issue areas, policies, populations served) in the asset building and financial empowerment fields in California. This year will focus on the innovate work, policies, and programs that bring together movements across sectors to build an equitable and inclusive economy.


8:30-9:00 am Registration and Breakfast
9:00- 9:15 am Welcome | Presentation by Insight Center 
9:15-10:15 am Keynote Speaker: José Quiñonez, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mission Asset Fund |Presentation
10:30-11:45 am First Session
Finding Your Audience: Targeted Outreach to Low-Income Californians
How High Pain, Low Gain Criminal Justice Fees Trap Families in Cycles of Poverty | Presentation
Creating Successful Strategic Partnerships: Expanding Access to Asset Building Across California Communities | Presentation
Nonprofits Shaping Fintech | Presentation
Integrating Asset Development and Financial Stability into Disaster Recovery Case Management (CANCELED)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunchtime Chat with Robert Friedman,  Founder and Chair Emeritus of the Board, ProsperityNow
1:15-2:30 pm Second Session
Youth Influencing Policy Around Youth Asset Building & Financial Inclusion | Presentation
Business Incubation for Food Businesses | Presentation 
Coaching in Crisis: Developing Resilience for Trauma-Informed Practice | Presentation
Here to Stay Campaign
Maximizing Outreach efforts for State’s Anti-poverty Programs: CalSavers, CalEITC, and CalFresh
2:45-4:00 pm Third Session
Innovative Initiatives to Address the Growing Crisis of Consumer Debt | Presentation
Disinvestment, Discrimination, and Displacement: Threats to CRA and Valley Asset Building
How California’s Broken Child Support System Strips Wealth from Vulnerable Families |Presentation
Blockchain 101: Centering Marginalized Communities in the next Financial Revolution
Funder Update
4:15 -6:00 pm Closing Remarks and Networking Reception


Join MEDA for VIVA Training Convening

The first of these convenings is scheduled for Monday, December 3, 2018 in Fresno, Calif., in partnership with the California Asset Building Coalition Symposium to be held in the same location.

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December 4, 2018
9:00 am - 6:00 pm


California Asset Building Coalition


Radisson Hotel Fresno Conference Center
1055 Van Ness Ave
Fresno, CA 93721
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