Hope Global Forums rallies business leaders for financial literacy

Hope Global Forums rallies business leaders for financial literacy, wealth equity

Preaching a message of financial education and financial freedom, John Hope Bryant is galvanizing America’s top business leaders in the battle for “silver rights,” a term he coined to describe the economic empowerment of minority and low-income communities.

“I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,” Bryant said earlier this month during the Hope Global Forums, an annual meeting for his nonprofit Operation Hope. “Our goal is that by the time your kids grow up, financial literacy is in school — kindergarten through college — as a requirement so that everyone learns the language of money.”

To that end, Operation Hope in 2021 launched Financial Literacy for All, a joint initiative with businesses such as Walmart, Bank of America, Disney and many others.

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Walmart president and CEO Doug McMillon, co-chair of Financial Literacy for All and other initiative partners Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, PayPal president and CEO Dan Schulman, billionaire investor Tony Ressler and civil rights icon and former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young were among the business leaders joining Bryant on stage at the Hope Global Forums in Atlanta to talk about silver rights and the power of financial literacy.

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The nonprofit is also committed to creating 1 million new Black-owned businesses by 2030. Doing so is another avenue for economic empowerment and wealth creation.

Bryant said during the event that silver rights must be the next step in the civil rights and the global social justice movement which sparked after the killing of George Floyd.

“Social justice through an economic lens, you can do well and do good at the same time.”

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Source: https://www.cnbc.com/2022/12/26/hope-global-forums-rallies-business-leaders-for-financial-literacy.html