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The Melanin Project announces details for 2nd annual Wealth Literacy Conference 

Afra Smith

The second annual Wealth Literacy Conference will be held Saturday, April 13, 2024, at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, The Melanin Project, the host of the annual event, announced on Thursday. 

The Wealth Literacy Conference aims to provide exposure to wealth literacy information, education and resources that support economic mobility and financial well-being for Black, Indigenous, and other People of color (BIPOC), and other historically marginalized communities to own assets, and accumulate wealth. The first annual Wealth Literacy Conference was held this past April at the Goodman Community Center which touched on and taught lessons in financial wellness, economic mobility, action planning, and connected attendees to community resources.

“Last year’s conference paved the way to bridge the conversation from financial literacy to wealth literacy while cultivating a culturally responsive learning and educational space that brought together a diverse segment of people, transcending economic, racial and gender boundaries,” said Afra Smith, founder of The Melanin Project, in a press release. “The 2024 Wealth Literacy Conference will touch on and teach lessons that connect participants into unpacking the wealth recipe and embedding those recipes into established wealth literacy pillars. These pillars are financial wellness, financial literacy, economic mobility, and wealth preservation.”  

The Wealth Literacy Conference was created to be accessible to anyone who will benefit from attending. Early bird registration is now open with individual tickets priced at $47 and tables for eight at $329.  Scholarships to attend will be offered in early 2024. 

“The Wealth Literacy Conference allows us to take the learning and education well beyond the budget,” Smith said. “It allows one to flourish and begin uplifting other people in their community while practicing strategies provided and using individual knowledge to keep money circulating in their communities longer, accumulating assets that support those communities, and ultimately creating a system that transfers wealth to future generations.”

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring or partnering with the conference in some way, please visit the website for sponsorship levels or e-mail Afra Smith at [email protected]