Financial Empowerment Network/Bank On Washington: The Bank On Washington Forum (BOWA Forum) is October 20 – 21

September 16, 2020

Strategies for financial resilience, hope, connections, and action.

The Bank On Washington Forum (BOWA Forum) is an annual gathering of public, private, and nonprofit community professionals working to advance inclusive banking, including K-12 educators and librarians.

This year, you can join us virtually for two half-days on October 20 and 21.

The forum is more than just an annual gathering; it’s an incubator of new ideas and opportunities to help improve the financial stability of our un- and underbanked neighbors. Join us to learn and engage in topics such as addressing the root causes of the racial wealth gap and The Money Mindset.

Collectively, we have the power to address economic inequality through policies, products, and practices. Together, we can address the ways economic systems limit people’s individual choices.

• A Historical Look at Financial Exclusion in America
• The Money Mindset
• Opportunities and Benefits for Financial Inclusion 

Meeting & Training Opportunities

Financial Empowerment Webinar – Medical Debt in Washington State
Date:   Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: Noon – 1 pm

Julia Kellison is a consumer attorney in Northwest Justice Project’s Seattle office. Her consumer practice includes representing victims of debt collection abuses involving medical debt, garnishment, predatory lending in student loans, and auto sales. Julia is on the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association’s Antitrust and Consumer Protection and Unfair Business Practice Section. Julia received her J.D. in 1998 from Temple University School of Law and her B.A. in 1990 from Brown University. 
Join Julia for an hour on medical debt and how we can help our clients:

  1. Get help with medical debt in Washington state.
  2. Understand debtors’ rights and how to deal with collection agencies.