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March 18, 2005 -- No. 115
UNC poverty center expert panel to address
ways to move families out of poverty
Tuesday (March 22), 4:15 p.m. (panel discussion)
Knapp-Sanders Building (UNC School of Government), room 2603
South Road/N.C. 54 and Country Club Road
Members of the media are invited to cover a panel discussion on how savings and assets can help move families out of poverty and into the middle class. The program is sponsored by the new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity and will be moderated by the center’s director, former U.S. Sen. John Edwards. The discussion will feature a distinguished group of experts from inside and outside academia:
is the founder and chief executive officer of Self-Help, the Durham-based community development lender that reaches people who are underserved by conventional lenders, particularly minorities, women, rural residents and low-wealth families. In its 25 years of existence, Self-Help has provided more than $3.8 billion in financing to 40,000 homebuyers, small businesses and nonprofits.
Seating is limited; a small number of seats will be reserved for media representatives.
Media parking: There is limited parking available in the parking lot adjacent to the School of Government. The parking lot will be monitored, but media representatives can gain access by stating their intention to attend the "Center on Poverty" event. Additional parking is also available in the UNC visitor parking lot on N.C. 54/Raleigh Road, just east of the intersection of Raleigh Road and Ridge roads/Country Club Drive and a short walk from the School of Government.
Satellite truck parking: Media outlets wishing to park satellite trucks are encouraged to contact Karen Moon (contact information below) in advance to make arrangements.
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Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity background: http://www.unc.edu/news/archives/feb05/edwards020405.html
News Services contacts: For print, Lisa Katz, (919) 962-2093 (w), (919) 638-0474 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org; For broadcast, Karen Moon, (919) 962-8595 (w), 218-2467 (cell) or email@example.com
School of Law contact: Audrey Ward, (919) 962-4125 or firstname.lastname@example.org