Second Annual UPO Consumer Protection Conference 1973

Object Details

Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Scope and Contents
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.
4 Video recordings (open reel, 1/2 inch)
Archival materials
Video recordings
African Americans
Community organization
Consumer protection
Anacostia (Washington, D.C.)
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Second Annual UPO Consumer Protection Conference 1973, Record Group AV09-021, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.AV09-021, Item ACMA AV000807
Local Numbers
ACMA AV004352 ACMA AV004349 ACMA AV003082
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