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AACUC invites credit union movement and partners to commitment to change virtual event

SNELLVILLE, GA (August 6, 2020) — The African American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) invites credit union professionals and industry partners from across the country to convene for a five-part Commitment to Change Conversation Series. The virtual event will take place August 10-14 and is designed to inspire and empower credit union professionals to lead with a mindset of diversity, equity and inclusion during these challenging racial and public health crises to better represent and serve communities of color.

“Commitment to Change is an industrywide movement that seeks to ignite professionals to bring about a more diverse and inclusive workforce, community and country,” said AACUC President/CEO Renee Sattiewhite. “This new virtual format will provide us the opportunity to reach more people and provide value that is both needed and timely in our current socio-economic environment.”

The weeklong series beginning will feature daily 90-minute virtual sessions led by expert panelists and speakers representing financial services, social justice, mental health and academia. Topics for the discussions include emotional fortitude, leadership during times of crisis, community action, and financial, economic and income equality within the context of being and serving people of color.

In June, the AACUC launched Commitment to Change: Credit Unions Unite Against Racism. This initiative focuses on unification, education, conversations, and investments that will move the credit union movement into a future where diversity, equity, and inclusion can thrive.

To learn more and register, visit https://advancenetlabs.org/aacuc/.


About AACUC

The African-American Credit Union Coalition (AACUC) was created to increase the strength of the global credit union community. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization of diverse, multicultural professionals and volunteers in the credit union industry. AACUC is an award-winning organization shaping diversity, equity, and inclusion in the credit union movement. AACUC is considered a leader in the credit union industry, adopting the 8th Cooperative Principle of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and providing knowledge of how credit unions can become more diverse and inclusive. The National Credit Union Foundation Board of Directors awarded AACUC the 2022 Anchor Award, a rare and prestigious honor that stands apart from the Herb Wegner Memorial Awards, which is given to individuals and organizations that have shown incredible leadership and anchored the credit union industry through moments of great adversity.

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