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"Innovations in the Public Interest: PIFP and Social Change in Colorado"


Bemis Hall
920 N. Cascade Ave. (west of Cutler Hall) (map)



As a Public Interest Fellowship Program fellow at the Bell Policy Center, Isabel Nicholson ’07 produced research and a policy paper that went on to change the face of payday lending practices in Colorado. The bill that was passed in Colorado as a result of Nicholson’s work now has become a model for other states, protecting consumers and allowing them greater flexibility for repayment plans. This presentation will include lunch and a film, created by Doug Pray ’83 and co-directed by Mike Shum ’07, that tells Nicholson’s compelling story. The film will be followed by brief presentations from PIFP organizations and fellows who have had similar impact in the areas of education, healthcare, and the environment in recent years. Students, faculty, staff, and nonprofit community members are encouraged to attend. Hosted by Lani Hinkle ’83, PIFP administrator, and Sociology Professor Jeff Livesay.

"Innovations in the Public Interest: PIFP and Social Change in Colorado"
  • Open to Public: No
  • Admission Fee: Free
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