Public Bank in DC: Building Our Future

Public Bank in DC: Building Our Future

A public bank is a publicly owned, publicly accountable bank in D.C., which, in partnership with local financial institutions, delivers quality, sound financial services that will help create an environmentally sustainable DC; promote local jobs, sustainable local businesses and affordable housing in the city; and enhance the financial health of the city’s general fund.


Public Dollars/Public Bank in DC:  Building our Future

Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 PM

Goethe Institute

812 7th Street NW

@ Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro


Come and hear from a panel of experts why public banking is a key to a healthy and just economy and why it makes sense for DC

Nomi Prins, former Wall Street banker; author All the President’s Bankers; Senior Fellow Demos

Gar Alperovitz, PhD, author What Then Must We Do?; Co-chair Next System Project; Co-founder Democracy Collaborative

Harold Meyerson, OpEd columnist Washington Post; editor-at-large The American Prospect

Jessica Nembhard, PhD, Board chair One DC; author Collective CourageA History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice

Prof Horst Gischer, University of Magdeburg, Germany, Chairman, Dept. of Community Economics, Money and Credit; Banking in the U.S. & Germany


DC Public Banking Center



Join us for a social hour with food and drinks 5:30 – 6:45 pm


Q&A with speakers following the presentations

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