Bringing It Home schedule

8:30 a.m. –  Breakfast in the YMI main hall

9 a.m. – Invocation and Welcome

9:10-10 a.m. – Breakout Sessions 1
(choose one when you check in)

  • Financial Literacy: Understanding Credit/Avoiding Predatory Loans
    • Location: Gallery, YMI Cultural Center
  • Building Wealth: Preparing for and Buying a Home
    • Location: The Block off Biltmore
  • Cooperative Business Models: Starting a Worker-Owned Coop
    • Location: Ray Auditorium, YMI Cultural Center
  • Community: New Innovative Nonprofit Models for Local Economic Development
    • Location: The Sanctuary, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

10:10-11 a.m. –  Breakout Sessions 2
(choose one when you check in)

  • Financial Literacy: Budgeting and Saving Money
    • Location: Gallery, YMI Cultural Center
  • Building Wealth: Preparing for and Buying a Home
    • Location: The Block off Biltmore
  • Cooperative Business Models: Converting to a Coop or Other Cooperative Business Structure
    • Location: The Sanctuary, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
  • Community: The Role of Faith Institutions on Local Economic Development
    • Location: Ray Auditorium, YMI Cultural Center

11:10 a.m. to noon – Breakout Sessions 3
(choose one when you check in)

  • Financial Literacy: Buying a Car
    • Location: The Block off Biltmore
  • Building Wealth: Starting and Financing a Business
    • Location: Gallery, YMI Cultural Center
  • Cooperative Business Models: Real World Stories of Cooperative Businesses
    • Location: Ray Auditorium, YMI Cultural Center
  • Community: The Role of our Youth in Local Economic Development
    • Location: The Sanctuary, Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church

12:05-12:45 p.m. – Lunch

  • Location:  Ray Auditorium and Gallery, YMI Cultural Center
  • Provided by: Chef Liam and Green Opportunities’ GO Kitchen Ready

12:50-1:30 p.m. –  Keynote Speaker: Jessica Gordon Nembhard

  • Location:  Ray Auditorium, YMI Cultural Center
  • Introduction by: Professor Darin Waters, UNCA Department of History
  • Malaprop’s will have her book, Collective Courage, available on site at the conference and she will be signing copies during the event.

1:30-1:55 p.m. – Wrap-Up and Raffle

  • Location:  Ray Auditorium, YMI Cultural Center
  • Members of the Bringing it Home Planning Committee

2-3 p.m. –  Local Cafe & Neighborhood Economics Working Session

  • Local Cafe:
    • Location: The Block off Biltmore
    • Meet with local technical service providers, as well as a host of organizations providing information, resources, classes, etc.
  • Neighborhood Economics Working Session:
    • Location: Ray Auditorium, YMI Cultural Center
    • Participate in an interactive, fun exploration of new economic development models developed by Neighborhood Economics.

2:15-4:30 p.m. – Hood Huggers International Tours of Traditional African-American Neighborhoods

  • Location: Meet right outside the YMI Cultural Center
  • There are two time slots offered, the first starts at 2:15 p.m. and the second begins at 3:30 p.m. Each tour lasts for one hour and can accommodate nine people. Limited space available, in order to reserve your space make sure to get your ticket ahead of time.
  • Fee:  $20, made payable directly to Hood Huggers International
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