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Financial Capability Month Webinar Series

April 20–22, 2021 Virtual

The Dallas Fed will host a three-part webinar series during April’s National Financial Capability month. Sessions will address the state of financial literacy, historical and cultural trends in banking and new features of the Dallas Fed’s Building Wealth materials.

April is nationally recognized as Financial Literacy or Financial Education Month to highlight the importance of financial literacy and teach citizens how to maintain healthy financial habits. At the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, we consider April to be Financial Capability Month because we serve the American people by promoting a strong financial system and healthy economy for all.

Overview

The Dallas Fed will host a three-part webinar series during April’s National Financial Capability month. Sessions will address the state of financial literacy, historical and cultural trends in banking and new features of the Dallas Fed’s Building Wealth materials. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Sessions will be available on demand after the events throughout April and May.

When

  • Tuesday, April 20: The State of Financial Literacy
  • Wednesday, April 21: Historical and Cultural Overview of Banking
  • Thursday, April 22: Building Wealth

Where

  • Virtual

Registration

Agendas

Day 1: The State of Financial Literacy

This session provides an overview of the current state of financial literacy. You will hear from a panel of experts in the field and learn about the impact COVID-19 has had on personal savings.

Welcome and Introductions
Roberto Coronado, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Retirement Reality Check
Jason Saving, Senior Research Economist and Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Anna Crockett, Outreach Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Financial Education Panel Discussion
Armida Riojas, Director of Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Donna Normandin, CRA Officer, Frost Bank
Kristin Linscott, Development Coordinator, Plano Public Library

Conclusion and Resources
Armida Riojas
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Day 2: Historical and Cultural Overview of Banking

This session provides a historical overview of the banking system and addresses the impacts that have led to present-day unbanked populations.

Welcome and Introductions
Tara Ford Payne, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Let Us Put Our Money Together: A History of Economic Opportunity and African American Banks
Tim Todd, Executive Writer and Historian, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Conclusion and Resources
Tamara Redic-Cottrell, Education Outreach Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Recommended resources:

Day 3: Building Wealth

In this session, you will take a deep dive into the Dallas Fed’s financial education publication, Building Wealth. Learn about the new lesson plans for classroom use, including the scaffolded learning approach and assessments and the new e-learning tool for virtual accountability that aligns with the original publication

Welcome and Introductions
Armida Riojas, Director of Economic Education, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Building Wealth Lesson Plans
Morgan Ackley, Economic Education Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Conclusion and Resources
Armida Riojas
Recommended Resources:

For more information 

Contact Evelyn Blanchard with any questions.