Please join the Center for American Progress for a screening and discussion of “Spent: Looking for Change,” a new film executive produced by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim—whose past work includes “An Inconvenient Truth” and “Waiting for Superman”—following the stories of everyday Americans who earn, save, and spend money, yet don’t have access to the same financial tools 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. Following the screening, a panel of experts will discuss the issues raised in the film and potential solutions to building a financial system that works for all Americans.
Jeanne Hogarth, Vice President of Policy, Center for Financial Services Innovation
Joanna Lambert, Senior Vice President, American Express
Cy Richardson, Senior Vice President for Economics and Housing, National Urban League
Joe Valenti, Director of Asset Building, Center for American Progress