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Media Advisory

For immediate use 

Oct. 27, 2005 -- No. 520

Edwards, Kemp to discuss work, opportunity
in America at Monday (Oct. 31) discussion

Monday (Oct. 31), 1-2 p.m.
Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre, Center for Dramatic Art
Country Club Road (near intersection with N.C. Hwy. 54)
UNC campus

Media representatives are invited to cover a discussion on work and poverty in America between John Edwards, director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, and Jack Kemp, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. representative from 1971-1989 and Republican Party nominee for vice president in 1996.

Edwards, former U.S. senator and 2004 Democratic Party vice presidential nominee, joined the UNC faculty in February and directs the new poverty center, a nonpartisan initiative that brings together UNC faculty and other national public policy experts to explore ways to move more Americans out of poverty.

Monday’s event, free to the public, is part of an ongoing lecture series sponsored by the center.

Dr. Daniel Gitterman, assistant professor of public policy at UNC, will moderate the discussion. Audience members will have the opportunity to pose questions to Edwards and Kemp near the conclusion of the discussion.

Parking: Visitor lot on N.C. 54 right before Country Club Road.

Satellite truck parking: Media outlets wishing to park satellite trucks are encouraged to contact Karen Moon at (919) 962-8595, Deb Saine at (919) 962-8415 or Lisa Katz at (919) 962-2093 in advance to make arrangements.

A mult box will be provided.

Additional background on Kemp: He is the founder and chairman of Kemp Partners, a strategic consulting firm that seeks to provide clients with strategic counsel, relationship development and marketing advice in helping them accomplish business and policy objectives.

He also has been honorary co-chairman of the Free Enterprise Fund since its inception in January 2005. From January 1993 until July 2004, Kemp was the co-director of Empower America, a Washington, D.C.-based public policy and advocacy organization he also co-founded.

Additional background on the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity:

http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/feb05/edwards020405.html or the center’s Web site: www.unc.edu/povertycenter

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News services contacts: Karen Moon, (919) 962-8595 or karen_moon@unc.edu; Lisa Katz, (919) 962-2093 or lisa_katz@unc.edu; or Deb Saine, (919) 962-8415 or deborah_saine@unc.edu

Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity contact: Laura Hogshead, (919) 843-9032 or laurah@email.unc.edu