Aracely Panameño

Director of Latino Affairs, Center for Responsible Lending

Aracely Panameño

Aracely Panameño works on financial services issues impacting the financial security and well-being of Latinos and other communities of color. Since 2004, Aracely has helped formulate policy recommendations, legislation, foster stakeholder coalitions, and educate decision makers. Her expertise in financial services is in mortgages, auto, payday lending, and student loans. Located in the Center for Responsible Lending’s D.C. office, Aracely authors occasional blogs for digital media focusing on issues impacting Latinos in financial markets and serves as a spokesperson for CRL. She serves as an advisor and is a member of various expert networks and consumer production work groups, including Insight Center for Community Economic Development’s Experts of Color Network/Closing the Racial Wealth Gap Initiative, Women’s Inflection Point, and Maryland’s Consumer Protection Task Force.

Prior to joining CRL, Aracely worked in Latina women’s health, migrant workers, education, and immigration issues.

Panel Information

Wednesday, February 17

2:05 PM EST

The Impact of COVID-19 and Efforts to Vaccinate Our Communities

COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on communities of color, and Latinos have been hit particularly hard. In this session you will hear from leading medical professionals who will dispel myths about the vaccine, and from advocates who are working to ensure communities of color receive the relief they desperately need to recover from the pandemic’s impact.

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