March 19th – 22nd, 2017
Tentative Schedule of Activities
Capitol Hill Briefing: Urban Financial Services Coalition has invited members of the Congressional Caucus, House Committee on Financial Services and Governmental Leaders to discuss key concerns in the financial services industry and their impact on communities of color.
Community Roundtable Discussion: Urban Financial Services Coalition has invited leaders of community groups to discuss the issues and challenges financially impacting the African American community from local, regional and national perspective. Each organization is charged with sharing their perspective on the top financial issues facing the African American community, what their organization is doing to address the issue and how other organizations can collaborate with them.
Networking Dinner at Georgia Brown’s: Georgia Brown’s restaurant is a Washington D.C. favorite for visitors and natives of the Washington D.C. Chef Bryan Yearly, Georgia Brown’s Executive Chief, brings the together the cooking influences of Africans, the French Huguenots and the Sephardic Jews from Portugal and Spain to provide attendees a uniquely diverse and history rich southern cuisines to enjoy while networking. **Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to dinner and the cost of dinner.**
Smithsonian National Museum African American History & Culture Tour: The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the Museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts and nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members. The Museum opened to the public on September 24, 2016, as the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
White House Briefing: Urban Financial Services Coalition, White House Officials and Trump Administration officials will participate in a briefing for African American Financial Professionals. The briefing will feature top African American financial professionals, who will participate in a discussion on how the Administration is addressing key issues of concern within the financial services industry and communities of color and how financial professionals can partner with the administration to make progress in the African American communities.
Tentative Event Schedule:
Sunday, March 19, 2017
2:00 pm Smithsonian National Museum African American History & Culture Tour (Registered Attendees Only)
6:00 pm Networking Dinner at Georgia Brown’s
Monday, March 20, 2017
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Briefing from Government Leaders and Roundtable Discussions at Capitol Hill Visitor Center, First St SE, Washington, DC 20515
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Evening Reception with the American Bankers Association, Washington Marriott Marquis, Washington, D.C. (Registered Attendees Only)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
9:00 am – 10:30 am White House Briefing (Requested)
11:00 am – 3:30 pm Government Briefings
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Closing session
Invited Congressional Leaders:
· Senator Mark Warner Office – Student Loans Reform Bill
· Senator Robert Menendez – Corporate Diversity Report
· Congresswoman Karen Bass – Economic Development of Africa
· Congresswoman Maxine Waters – Dodd Frank
· Congressman Hank Johnson – Big Data
· Senator Elizabeth Warren – Impact of Trump Administration on Financial Services Industry
UFSC Capitol Hill Briefing for African American in Financial Services
March 19th – 22nd, Washington DC