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Hip-Hop Summit Action Network's Financial Empowerment Weekend in Detroit




The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) brings a weekend of

financial empowerment to Detroit with three events that will

provide comprehensive financial education information, culminating

in the "Get Your Money Right" Financial Empowerment Summit.

The Detroit Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment's "Get Your

Money Right" Tour brings together the powerful combination of hip-

hop stars and Chrysler Financial experts to speak to students and

community members about the importance of financial literacy. The

topics to be covered at the Detroit Summit include the basics of

banking, home ownership, repairing bad credit and understanding

credit scores, entrepreneurship and vehicle financing.



Russell Simmons, Ciara, Layzie Bone and Krayzie Bone of Bone Thugs-

n- Harmony, Mike Jones, Remy Ma, MC Lyte, Derrick Coleman, Raz-B,



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Belly, Trick Trick, Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI),

television personality and Summit co-moderator Free, Hip-Hop Summit

Action Network (HSAN) Co-Chairman and Summit co-moderator Dr.

Benjamin Chavis, Chrysler Financial's Tonya Blander, Senior Manager

-- Troy Customer Contact Center and Chrysler Financial panelists

Gerrod Parchmon and James Whitlow, Anheuser-Busch's Geographic

Marketing/Community Outreach Manager, James Hunter.



Max M. Fisher Music Center, located at 3711 Woodward Avenue in



Saturday, April 14 from 1:30-4 p.m. Press Check in at 11 a.m.

Doors open at Noon. Red carpet from Noon-1:30 p.m.

HSAN's Financial Empowerment Weekend also includes:

The Mini Financial Empowerment Summit co-sponsored by the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Chrysler Financial and the Detroit Urban League. Co- Chairman of HSAN, Dr. Benjamin Chavis; Managing Director of HSAN, Valeisha Butterfield, financial experts from Chrysler Financial and a special surprise celebrity guest will speak with students about basic financial literacy. The mini Summit will be followed by a 1/2 hour meeting with community leaders to introduce Chrysler Financial's Financial Lifeskills Training Modules.

The mini Summit will take place at City High School 3500 McGraw in Detroit on Friday, April 13 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The Board Room Executive Forum presented by Expancia Consulting, the Hip- Hop Summit Action Network and Chrysler Financial. At this event Co-Chairman of HSAN, Dr. Benjamin Chavis; Managing Director of HSAN, Valeisha Butterfield, financial experts from Chrysler Financial and various successful entrepreneurs will speak with young minority entrepreneur students and disperse helpful insights on business growth, financial management, building business values and networks and diversification across industries.

The Board Room Executive Forum will take place at Max M. Fisher Music Center's Technology Room, located at 3711 Woodward Avenue in Detroit on Friday, April 13 from 6-8 p.m.