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Village^2: Black Economic Empowerment Symposium

Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:00 PM


This event is in partnership with Village Financial Cooperative, Square, Inc. and City of Minneapolis. This partnership marks an unprecedented moment in our nations history where community development finance, City Government and Fintech meet, accomplishing tangible and renascent transformation for Black Liberation. Join us for a day long symposium to learn ways in which Village and Square's partnership is creating disruption, addressing equity and investing in Black enterprise. Participate in workshops and trainings where you will gain the tools to grow as an entrepreneur for Black financial liberation and learn how you can be involved in the movement. Please read below for parking recommendations. Door prizes Pledge to move your money to Village Hear from Northside entrepreneurs Free professional headshots Kid Friendly Schedule 10-10:30 Check in and light breakfast 10:30-11 Welcome and Keynote 11-11:50 Workshop 1 Square 101: learn about square products, cash app, best practices + new features. Village 101: What is Village Financial Cooperative, How did it start, What is the difference between a CU and Bank? 12-1:30 Lunch with Keynote panel and performance Me'Lea Connelly, Founder and Vision & Strategy Lead for Village Financial Courtney Robinson, Financial Inclusion Lead for Square, Inc. Shauen Pearce, Economic Development & Inclusion Policy Director for City of Minneapolis 1:40-2:30 Workshop 2 Square Capital: Learn about ways to access capital for your business and about Square's Capital products to leverage it to boost business, such as small business financing. Entrepreneur panel: will be announced 2:40-3:10 Closing remarks For General Admission, RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited. If you are a young person (26 and under) Black entrepuener and/or Northside Resident, pleased contact Juna (juna@villagefinancial.org) for a registration code for reserved tickets. Parking Best option: Public Transit and the light rail. If taking light rail get off at Nicollet Mall stop and walk a couple of blocks. There are several surface and parking garage options. The best parking garage option is the Midtown parking garage. There is a skyway entrance to get to the Lumber Exchange Event Center from the Midtown parking garage. Upon arrival please take elevators to level 3 for Lumber Exchange Event Center. There will be signs in the building to direct you for way finding.

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