Washington, DC, April 24, 2008- Theodore Daniels, President and CEO of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development participated in a panel discussion at Kappa Alpha Psi’s Sixth Annual “Kappas on Capitol Hill” Legislative Conference. The title of the panel discussion was “Not in My Wallet: Getting the Facts on Financial Literacy and Consumer Debt Education.” The conference was developed in coordination with the office of U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson.
With the theme, “Creating Inspiration: A Call to Service,” the conference addressed the modern day challenges that plague vast segments of the African-American community, such as inequities in quality of education, limited access to capital for small and minority businesses, predatory and subprime lending, and wide disparities within the criminal justice system.
Mr. Daniels spoke on the Federal government’s policy regarding the provision of financial literacy for all Americans and provided suggestions as to how the fraternity’s membership may serve as a catalyst within their communities to help build public awareness of available financial literacy resources. He also provided information about President Bush’s Advisory Council on Financial Literacy and encouraged members to submit comments in response to the Federal Register published on March 19, 2008, which identifies the areas that the Council will address.
Other panelists included, Ms. Lisa Ransom – Vice President, Federal Affairs Center
The President of the fraternity, Mr. Dwayne M. Murray, Esq., challenged the participants at the conference to equip themselves with additional knowledge and tools to become better servant leaders for their families, communities, and Kappa Alpha Psi.
About Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University Indiana University
About the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development
The mission of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development (SFEPD) is to enhance the level of financial and economic literacy of individuals and households in the United States