Atlanta – October 28, 2013 – Today, Operation HOPE, the leading global financial dignity nonprofit, announced that Hilary Shelton will join the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, November 13 and 14. Shelton, NAACP Washington bureau director and senior vice president for advocacy, will participate in the summit as a working group session leader.
In partnership with the City of Atlanta, the two-day summit, Global Economic Recovery: How The Poor Can Help Save Capitalism, will be moderated by Soledad O’Brien and frame the issue of financial inclusion, small business, entrepreneurship, jobs, and financial dignity as essential core ingredients to mid and long-term economic recovery and stability. It is expected to draw 1,000 of the most dynamic and influential financial industry professionals, government decision-makers and faith leaders from more than 50 countries around the world.
“Operation HOPE and the NAACP share a deep commitment to expanding opportunities for underserved communities,” said John Hope Bryant, founder, chairman and CEO, Operation HOPE. “HOPE is honored to welcome the NAACP as a sponsor for this year’s summit and we look forward to Hilary’s contributions as one of America’s leading voices for civil rights and equality.”