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African-American Retirement Seminar Set For Spelman College

The event will be held Saturday, April 28, from 12:30 to 3:30 pm.


What African Americans should know about retirement will be the subject of a seminar on Saturday, April 28, from 12:30-3:30 pm.

The free seminar is being presented by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration, and is being hosted in coordination with Spelman's economics department. It is being held at Spelman's Albro-Falconer-Manley Science Center, Room 134, 350 Spelman Lane.

“It is more important now than perhaps ever before that everyone has the tools needed to prepare for a secure retirement,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employee Benefits Security Phyllis C. Borzi. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to offer this event with such a renowned institution as Spelman, and know that through their partnership, an important message is reaching workers and families in need of retirement savings expertise.”

The forum will consist of two panels. The first will focus on what African-Americans need to know when making retirement investment decisions and how to avoid becoming a victim of financial abuse. The second will be a discussion of how women can overcome the unique challenges they face when saving for retirement. 

While the forum is geared toward the savings needs of African-Americans and women, it is free and open to all members of the public, and will be useful to everyone working to save for a secure retirement.

M. Alexis Scott, Publisher of the , will moderate the forum, which will feature panel discussions and remarks by Borzi; Naomi Karp, policy analyst, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Office for Older Americans; Dorothy Brown, professor of law, Emory University; Vickie Elisa, director of community education (Atlanta), Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement; and Brian Smiley, partner, Smiley Bishop & Porter LLP and director, Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association.

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