Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, June 26, the Center for American Progress will host a screening and discussion of “Spent: Looking for Change,” a new film executive produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim. Jeanne Hogarth, the vice president of policy at the Center for Financial Services Innovation; Joanne Lambert, senior vice president at American Express; and Cy Richardson, senior vice president for economics and housing at the National Urban League, will participate in a panel to discuss the issues raised in the film and potential solutions to help build a financial system that works for all Americans.
In the film, Guggenheim, whose previous films include “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman,” follows the stories of everyday Americans who earn, save, and spend money yet do not have access to the same financial tools that most Americans take for granted. Millions of Americans are disconnected from the mainstream financial system in one way or another, which can lead to higher fees, greater risk, and missed opportunities. This film brings the issue of financial access and affordability to the forefront.
Panelists: Jeanne Hogarth, Vice President of Policy, Center for Financial Services Innovation Joanne Lambert, Senior Vice President, American Express Cy Richardson, Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing, National Urban League
Moderator: Joe Valenti, Director of Asset Building, Center for American Progress
Thursday, June 26, 2014
7:00 p.m. ET – 9:00 p.m. ET
Landmark E Street Cinema
E St. NW between 10th St. and 11th St.
Washington, D.C., 20005
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange/Red Line to Metro Center