William Hall will present a workshop titled “Freedom through Finance: Creating and Maintaining Intergenerational Wealth,” Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Rochester Educational Opportunity Center (REOC), at 161 Chestnut Ave.
According to Hall, the purpose of the workshop will be to empower African-American participants through a hands-on and interactive process that will instill the fundamentals of building and sustaining wealth.
“The reality is we must ensure the economic vitality of our people, through proper financial education, so we can collectively make better financial decisions now, and into the future,” he stated. “Change is never easy, but it’s possible if we maintain, and pass on, our financial knowledge and assets.”
According to Hall, the event will be geared toward African-Americans, and feature black financial professionals who will serve as mentors, as well as offer financial advice to participants, as part of the program.
“We have such knowledge within our own community,” workshop moderator Banke Awopetu-McCullough stated. “’Freedom through Finance’ will allow us to see, and tap into that knowledge in a very tangible way.”
The event is free and open to the public, and will include breakfast and lunch.