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Second Annual UPO Consumer Protection Conference 1973

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Creator:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Subject:
United Planning Organization
Anacostia Community Museum
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Physical description:
4 open reel 1/2 inch video recording
Culture:
African American
Type:
Video recordings
Conferences
Place:
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Date:
1973
Notes:
Title created by ACMA staff based on transcription from physical assets and contents of recordings.
The United Planning Organization, the designated community action agency for Washington, D.C., is a private nonprofit human service corporation that, in keeping with its corporate mission, plans, coordinates, and implements human service programs in the Nation's Capital. UPO's rich history began December 10, 1962 when the agency was born via gifts from both Ford and Meyer Foundation grants that were awarded to plan, initiate and support long range programs for the entire Metropolitan Washington, DC area. The consumer protection staff at UPO and its 10 neighborhood development centers provide education and information to consumers as a means for preventing some of the consumer problems and as an attempt to encourage consumers to protect themselves in the marketplace.
Summary:
The Consumer Protection Branch of the United Planning Organization (UPO) and the Consumer Action Staff of UPO's 10 Neighborhood Development Centers host the Second Annual Consumer Conference to address consumer problems in Washington, D.C. The theme of the conference is consumers' rights and responsibilities. The purpose of the conference is to make consumers aware of the provisions of consumer protection laws, to inform residents of the services and assistance what they can expect from the federal government and the D.C. government agencies, and to warn consumers of the problems which can result from unplanned buying and overspending during this Christmas season. Conference speakers, which include representatives from federal government and city agencies, explain the provisions of four consumer protections laws: truth in lending, the fair credit reporting act, the D.C. retail credit regulations, and consumer credit protection act. They also address consumers' rights which include free choice, to be informed, to safety, to be heard, and to be educated as well as the need to exercise those rights.
Conference. Part of Conference Recordings. AV000807: #1. AV004352: #2. AV004349: #3. AV003082: #4. Undated.
Cite as:
Second Annual UPO Consumer Protection Conference 1973, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Topic:
African Americans
Community organization
Consumer protection
Consumers
Local number:
ACMA AV000807
ACMA AV004352
ACMA AV004349
ACMA AV003082
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Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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