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Free Information and Advocacy Forum Sponsored by Greenlining Institute and KPCC 89.3 FM’s Crawford Family Forum

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA – Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) has joined a distinguished panel that will examine the growing crisis of economic insecurity for seniors of color July 30 in Pasadena. Because people of color often have less wealth than their white counterparts, they may enter retirement in a particularly vulnerable financial situation. The free discussion is sponsored by The Greenlining Institute and KPCC 89.3 FM’s Crawford Family Forum.

A key focus of the event will be discussion of a policy and advocacy agenda aimed at ensuring that all older Americans have the opportunity for security and dignity as they age. There will also be information on financial literacy and ways that seniors of color can increase their economic stability.

WHAT: Forum on financial insecurity for seniors of color


o Laura Trejo, General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Aging

o Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park)
o René Nourse, CFP®, Vice President, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney
o Olivia Calderon, California Legislative Director, New America Foundation
o Dr. Bradley Bagasao, Program Development Director, FASGI
o Preeti Vissa, Community Reinvestment Director, The Greenlining Institute

WHERE: Crawford Family Forum, 474 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena

WHEN: Friday, July 30, 9:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m.