Wovveh Weekend summit to provide wealth-building tips for Black community – The Columbus Dispatch

When people listen to poets, they snap their fingers in appreciation.

When people listen to “Keys to Black Wealth” speakers, they shake their car keys.

There promises to be a chorus of jingles this Saturday, as founders of the Columbus enterprise offer financial tips at the second-annual “Wovveh Weekend,” a summit designed for the Black community and other people of color. The free event will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Columbus Metropolitan Main Library Downtown.

Financial Advice from Rewriting the Narrative experts

Listen to financial advice from the Rewriting the Narrative organization, which is hosting the Wovveh Weekend at the library downtown this weekend

Doral Chenoweth, The Columbus Dispatch

Attendees can register at linktr.ee/RewritingTheNarrativeInc.

“We’ve got to get into the spirit of leaving behind resources, and not just the transfer of money,” said Brandy Avery, co-CEO of Keys to Black Wealth, which educates the public about building generational wealth. “The transfer of knowledge is important as well. That’s the only way that we’re going to be able to eliminate some of these vicious cycles of poverty that we see in our community.”

Avery and Keys to Black Wealth co-CEO David DeBerry are just two of several guest speakers at Wovveh Weekend, hosted by Columbus nonprofit Rewriting the Narrative. The name of the summit translates to “wealth, opportunity, our vote, our voice, education and health for all.”

In addition to the segment on finance, there will be panels on culture, career paths and health.

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“We’re always left behind,” said Epifañio Torres, who serves as treasurer of Rewriting the Narrative. “The whole point of us coming together is to help each other so that we lift ourselves up. We can’t rely on other sources, so we want to be that source for our own.”  

Rewriting the Narrative was founded in 2020 following the murder of George Floyd and subsequent racial justice protests. The organization gives back to minority groups by hosting donation drives, “conscious conversations” about community issues, and events like Wovveh Weekend.

Columbus realtor and financial advisor Anna McCurdy said she is looking forward …….

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