Consumer Action celebrates Black History Month in St. Louis

Published: Thursday, April 02, 2009

Consumer Action celebrated Black History Month by providing financial literacy training at the Blacks in Government (BIG) Regional conference. The event served to educate consumers using the MoneyWi$e financial education curriculum to educate their clients and community members.

During the month of February this year, Consumer Action celebrated Black History Month with the national group, Blacks in Government’s (BIG) Regional conference. Invited to present to over 250 participants working in government, Mikael Wagner filled in for Linda Williams who organized the entire event designed to educate consumers with MoneyWi$e financial education tips to educate their clients and community members. Eager to learn more about the financial literacy, MoneyWi$e and Consumer Action wooed the audience. After conducting the initial 90-minute workshops on financial check up, using the modules, the 75 participants refused to leave the room so that the next group could enter and demanded an encore. As the day moved forward, the BIG conference planner negotiated to have Consumer Action host more workshops at the request of participants. By the end of the day, participants were standing in the back of the conference room and outside in the hallway so that they could participate and learn more about Credit Repair, Managing their Money, Saving to Build Wealth, Talking to Teens about Money and Banking Basic Tips. As a result of the wonderful relationship building conducted by Linda Williams led to the Black in Government National office to invite Consumer Action to participate, exhibit and conduct workshops at their annual 2009 conference to be held in Baltimore, Maryland this year. Consumer Action will participate with them under the auspices of the national relationship with the National Association of Black Veterans (NABVets). For more information about Blacks in Government, contact Linda Williams about upcoming events.
 

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