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Media Advisory

Not for publication

March 24, 2005 -- No. 131

Poverty center director Edwards
to discuss morality and poverty

Tuesday (March 29), 12:15 p.m. lecture
Rotunda, UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law
Ridge Road, Chapel Hill

News media representatives are invited to cover the first campus lecture by John Edwards, director of the new Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In his talk, "The Moral Challenge of Poverty," Edwards will share some of the lessons he has learned from meeting with hard-working, low-income Americans in North Carolina and across the country.

Edwards will provide historical perspective on the fight against poverty, highlight programs that have helped low-income Americans and discuss innovative approaches to lifting families out of poverty.

The program is open to the university community and general public, though space is limited.

Edwards joined the university faculty in February and directs the new poverty center, a nonpartisan initiative, bringing together UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and other national public policy experts to examine innovative and practical ideas for moving more Americans out of poverty and into the middle class.

Media parking: There is no parking available at the School of Law and vehicles may not park in the driveway circle in front of the building. It is a fire lane. Media may park in the UNC Visitor Parking Lot on Highway 54/Raleigh Road, just east of the intersection of Raleigh Road and Ridge Road/Country Club Drive and a short walk from the law school.

Satellite truck parking: Media outlets wishing to park satellite trucks are encouraged to contact Karen Moon or Lisa Katz in advance to make arrangements.

Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity background:


News Services contacts: Lisa Katz, 919-962-2093, or Karen Moon, 919-962-8595,

School of Law contact: Audrey Ward, 919-962-4125,