About NCLC’s Racial Justice and Equal Economic Opportunity Project: Exploitative financial practices have drained wealth and resources from families and communities of color. The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) works at the national and state levels to protect these families’ pocketbooks and rebuild their wealth so that they can survive and thrive in the U.S. financial marketplace.
From NCLC’s groundbreaking anti-discrimination litigation and public policy advocacy, training and support for attorneys and other advocates, and public education, we are committed to building economic security for vulnerable families of color so they can achieve the American Dream.
Free Racial Justice Webinars
Check out NCLC’s series of webinars on Rebuilding Wealth and Economic Opportunity in Communities of Color. The series focusses on restoring economic opportunity and preventing discrimination in communities that were decimated by the foreclosure crisis and the Great Recession. Listen to past webinars or sign up to be notified of future webinars. Topics include:
Confronting Criminal Justice Debt Free Webinar Series Fall 2017 (cosponsored by The National Consumer Law Center and the Criminal Justice Policy Program at Harvard Law School) Sign up to be notified for future NCLC webinars.
- Confronting Criminal Justice Debt: Introduction and Impact on Communities of Color, Oct. 4, 2017
- The Advocacy Gap: Meeting the Urgent Need for Counsel to Represent Individuals in Criminal Debt Proceedings, Oct. 10, 2017
- Using Bankruptcy Law to Aid Criminal Justice Debtors, Oct. 17, 2017
- Introduction to Harvard’s Criminal Justice Policy Program’s 50-State Criminal Justice Debt Law Web Tool (Dates & Times TBD)
- Ensuring that People Are Not Jailed Due to Poverty: Reforming Policies and Representing Clients in Criminal Justice Debt “Ability to Pay” Proceedings (Dates & Times TBD)
- Affirmative Litigation of Criminal Justice Debt Abuses-Theory and Practice (Dates & Times TBD)