Grammy winner/entrepreneur Lecrae brings financial health message to National Urban League conference

(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Experian and the National Urban League are teaming up with multi-platinum hip-hop artist, activist, and influencer Lecrae for a high-energy financial education forum, “Protect The Bag Live – The Keys to Building Black Wealth As part of the National Urban League’s upcoming 2022 conference, the live, in-person event is scheduled for Friday, July 22, from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. , at the Washington Convention Center, Rm 147A.

In hip-hop parlance, “protecting the bag” means protecting those hard-earned dollars and growing your “bag” through disciplined spending and smart investing. That’s the title and inspiration for Lecrae’s six-part YouTube series on financial health, produced in partnership with Experian. For this exclusive live event, Lecrae and an esteemed group of finance experts and business leaders share their insights on building wealth and financial empowerment, regardless of income.

“The National Urban League is proud to continue its rewarding partnership with Experian with the ‘Protect the Bag Live’ event featuring Lecrae, one of the most inspiring and relevant figures in contemporary black culture,” said National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Moral. “Financial literacy, equity, and inclusion are paramount concerns for African Americans and essential to closing the wealth gap that threatens to roll back so much hard-won progress. Lecrae is an authentic voice and a messenger of aspirations and possibilities. The National Urban League looks forward to the artist sharing his thoughts on economic empowerment with our conference audience. »

The “Protect the Bag Live” event is part of an ongoing partnership between the influential civil rights organization and the nation’s leading credit and financial services company. The joint effort launched in 2021 and focuses on inclusive credit scoring, education, and other financial tools to create a more equitable landscape for Black entrepreneurs, prospective homeowners, and families.

Experian works with National Urban League affiliates and the communities they serve across the country to improve access to financial and credit tools and resources and open opportunities for economic development.

“Fair and equitable access to financial tools and resources is essential to Experian’s mission. Together with Lecrae and the National Urban League, we’re giving African American consumers even more control over their financial future. We are honored to partner with Marc Morial and the National Urban League to drive positive change, helping our community achieve personal financial goals and ultimately build generational wealth,” said Wil Lewis, Global Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Experian.

Community investment is a key pillar of Experian’s corporate social responsibility program. The partnerships with Lecrae and the National Urban League are part of Experian’s United for Financial Health initiative, which aims to empower and protect consumers to improve their financial health through education and action.

The National Urban League Conference is the nation’s largest and most influential civil and urban rights event of the year. After two years as a virtual-only event, the 2022 conference is a hybrid affair featuring a full suite of in-person programs conducted onsite in Washington, DC, July 20-23, as well as a robust online component.

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