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Understanding Financial Health: Race and the Financial Lives of Young Adults and Students


For National Financial Literacy Month, our April FedTalk will invite public policy and education experts to discuss race and the financial lives of students and young adults (18-36 years old). They will explore the existing disparities in financial health outcomes and the unique challenges experienced by communities of color. They will also discuss the structural conditions that play a role in deciding what types of opportunities will be available to different groups of people and the implications financial literacy education has in narrowing the racial wealth gap.

A Q&A session will follow the discussion.

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Alexandria Halmbacher, Manager, Education and Museum Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Abdullah Al‐Bahrani, Associate Professor of Economics and the Director of the Center for Economics Education, Northern Kentucky University
  • Khaz Finley, Supervisor, Education and Museum Outreach, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
  • Thea Garon, Senior Director, Financial Health Network
  • Angela Lowery, Director, Financial Empowerment College and Career Readiness, United Way of Summit & Medina County

When & Where

April 14, 2021
Noon to 1:30 PM EDT