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New Alliance Launches Campaign against Abuses in the Lending Industry

Tomorrow, Tuesday, March 6, Americans for Fairness in Lending (AFFIL), a "a new alliance of the nation's leading consumer, civil rights, faith-based, non-partisan and grassroots organizations concerned about Americans overburdened by high-cost consumer debt" will launch its campaign "to shine a spotlight on and end rampant abuses of consumers by the lending industry".

The launch includes a panel conversation featuring, among others, my colleague Sarah Ludwig. Later in the evening there will be a screening of a great new documentary, Maxed Out, which "shows how the modern financial industry really works, explains the true definition of 'preferred customer' and tells us why the poor are getting poorer and the rich getting richer". Hopefully it will do for the credit industry what Super Size Me and Fast Food Nation did for the fast food industry.

All Welcome! Details After the Jump.

A Day On Debt
The Launch of Americans for Fairness in Lending
Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Part One:
Americans for Fairness in Lending and Demos present
Engaging the Public: Six Principles of Fairness in Lending
A forum discussion on lending abuses, featuring:

-George McCarthy, Ford Foundation
-Barbara Ehrenreich, Author Bait and Switch, founder United Professionals
-Tamara Draut, Demos
-Sarah Ludwig, Neighborhood Economic Development Advocacy Project
-Eric Rodriguez, National Council of La Raza
-Elizabeth Warren, Professor, Harvard Law School
-Marva Williams, Woodstock Institute

220 Fifth Avenue, Fifth Floor
New York City

When: 12:30 to 2:00 PM

Part Two:
Special Advance Screening of Maxed Out
This daring documentary shines a harsh spotlight on the
deliberate and devastating tactics of today's lending industry in America.
Q&A with filmmaker James Scurlock will follow.

The Concert Hall
New York Society for Ethical Culture
21 West 64th Street at Central Park West
New York City

When: 6:30 to 8:30 PM

or 1.866.45.AFFIL.

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