PathStone Corp. on Election Day will present its fourth Provok!ng Thought speaker series featuring the Rev. Marvin McMickle, a renowned thought leader and former president of Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School.
McMickle will be joined by a panel of local bank leaders who will lead an interactive discussion on the impact of the economic and social disparity that confronts and challenges thousands of families living in Rochester and Monroe County.
McMickle will challenge participants to embrace the vision of “The Beloved Community,” a belief that all people can share in the wealth of the earth, popularized by Martin Luther King Jr. It is the hope for a “better and brighter future when nothing in the present world suggests that such a future is possible,” officials explained.
Panelists include Daniel Randall, Federal Home Loan Bank of New York; Faheem Masood, ESL Federal Credit Union; Marty Birmingham, Five Star Bank; and Daniel Burns, M&T Bank.
Participants in the Nov. 3 program will share ideas for how we can best work together to promote equitable opportunity, financial self-sufficiency and intergenerational wealth. Actionable recommendations for next steps will be developed following the interactive program.
Last year, author Richard Rothstein drew a crowd of 550 in Rochester when he presented on redlining as part of the PathStone Presents – Provok!ing Thought series. Other speakers have included the Rev. Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., and Matthew Desmond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author.
Participants can register for the free program online.
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