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September 26 2014

Operation HOPE Founder to Keynote “Civil Rights to Silver Rights” Small Business Conference on October 4th, 2014

COR Hosts Empowering Communities and Entrepreneurs Through Faith-based Small Business Conference in Irvine, October 3rd and October 4th, 2014

IRVINE, CA – September 29, 2014 -- In celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement (Brown v Board of Education), a coalition of America’s most prominent faith leaders, bank executives, business entrepreneurs and the Director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau present The National Faith Leaders, Educators, Small Business and Youth Conference, an economic empowerment summit on Friday, October 3rd and Saturday, October 4th. Operation HOPE Founder John Hope Bryant will provide the keynote for the closing day activities. 

At the newly renovated, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church in Irvine, California, a dynamic guest of speakers will present new innovative initiatives aimed at creating more jobs, empowering communities and small business owners, providing access to capital and offering vital education tools about consumer financial protection laws. The two day conference, open to the public, includes workshops on faith based community development, diversity in education, financial literacy and businesses development. In celebration of our nation’s rich ethnic and cultural diversity, the event features entertainment including a special performance by the Latino Praise Choir. 

When: Friday October 3, 2014 at 12 PM (Keynote Speaker)

             Saturday October 4, 2014 at 3PM (Keynote Speaker)

Where: Host: Rev. Mark Whitlock, Pastor, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church 45 Tesla, Irvine CA 92618    

WHO:  October 3rd 2014, the Honorable Richard Cordray, Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Keynote Speaker.

October 4th 2014, John Hope Bryant, Founder, Chairman and CEO Operation HOPE, Inc., Keynote Speaker

Steven A. Sugarman, CEO and President, Banc of California

Julius Robinson, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Americas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Byron Reed, Senior Vice President Wells Fargo Community Development

The Rev. Dr. Cecil L. Murray, Chairman, USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement, Ret. Pastor First AME Church.

Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Presiding Prelate, AME Church Fifth Episcopal District. 
Hyepin Im, U.S. Presidential Appointee to the Board of the Corporation for National and Community Service. President and Founder of Korean Churches for Community Development (KCCD)

The Rev. Dr. Jessie Miranda, Executive Presbyter of the General Council of the Assemblies of God

The Rev. Xavier L. Thompson, Pastor, Southern Missionary Baptist Church, Los Angeles.

The Rev. Martha Daniel, Associate Minister, Christ Our Redeemer AME Church, Irvine, California.


Stanley Wilson, President

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