Operation HOPE is pleased to announce that Founder and CEO John Hope Bryant will introduce U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen before her Keynote Remarks at the annual Freedman’s Bank Forum on October 25th in Washington, D.C. The forum will bring together the nation’s foremost leaders from the public, private, and social sectors to discuss how to drive a more equitable economy where every American is empowered to contribute to and benefit from our nation’s economic strength and prosperity.
The Freedman’s Bank Forum was launched in 2015 following then-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s christening of the Treasury Annex as the “Freedman’s Bank Building,” inspired by a request from John Hope Bryant. The forum is named for the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. It was established in 1865 to provide newly emancipated Black Americans with the financial mechanisms to safeguard their earnings, build financial security, and generate family wealth. It serves as an annual convening for diverse groups to ideate new approaches to address economic inequity and build new connections for executing these ideas.
You can view the Forum and catch John’s intro at 2:25 ET live HERE.
Additional information and a schedule of events can be found HERE.