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Resourcing Our Communities: A Community Development Credit Union Info Share

Are you interested in moving your money into democratic, community-controlled financial institutions that support low-income and immigrant communities? Want to get out of the banks financing Dakota Access and fossil fuels, union busting, and prisons? We can help!

Listen to this archived conference call to learn:
The difference between banks, credit unions, community development credit unions, and community development financial institutions
Identify and evaluate community development credit unions and financial institutions in your area
Move your checking and savings accounts
Identify parts of your investment portfolio you could align with CDFIs and other community- and justice-focused investment opportunities
Navigate conversations with financial managers about making these investments
Where to find more resources and communities to support this work

The call will include representatives from the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions, Alternatives Fund of Ithaca, and Lower East Side People’s Federal Credit Union and is hosted by the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City.

Originally occurred on December 19, 2016 @ 3pm EST

Please note that while this call will include information about banking and checking accounts applicable to most people, half of the call will concern investment strategies for people with wealth. Bring your questions and feel free to come for all or part. The call is free but we welcome contributions to support CEANYC’s grassroots solidarity economy work:


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