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Media Advisory

For immediate use 

Nov. 8, 2005 -- No. 565

UNC center to host daylong summit on poverty research,
policy; event concludes with public session on ‘Katrina’s Lessons’

"New Frontiers in Poverty Research and Policy"
Wednesday (Nov. 9), 8:45 a.m. through 4 p.m.
Hill Ballroom, The Carolina Inn
211 Pittsboro St.

Media availability:
Wednesday (Nov. 9), 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
Hall of Fame Room, Carroll Hall

"Katrina’s Lessons: Moving Forward in the Fight Against Poverty" (panel discussion):
Wednesday (Nov. 9), 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Room 111, Carroll Hall

Members of the media are invited to cover a daylong summit on poverty – "New Frontiers in Poverty Research and Poverty" – sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law’s Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity. William Friday, president emeritus of the UNC system, will give an introduction at 8:45 a.m.

Four panels (open to registered attendees only) are scheduled from 8:45 a.m. through 4 p.m., with a panel discussion (free to the public) titled "Katrina’s Lessons: Moving Forward in the Fight Against Poverty" scheduled for 5 p.m. A mult box will be on-site at the 5 p.m. event.

Media availability: John Edwards, the poverty center’s director, and some of the day’s panelists will be on hand to address questions concerning solutions to poverty. A mult box will not be on-site for this session.

The daylong summit will bring together nationally renowned experts – including UNC faculty – to look at the challenges Americans face in moving out of poverty and the ways in which they may be helped in this effort. Topics discussed at the Carolina Inn sessions are: "Confronting Poverty: What Role for Public Programs?" "Family Structure, Poverty and Family Well-being," "Moving out of Low-Wage Jobs: Opportunities and Barriers" and "Community Economic Development and Poverty Alleviation."

Parking for media availability session, 5 p.m. panel: Swain lot or Hanes lot (service spaces, only), off Cameron Avenue.

More information on the public panel discussion, "Katrina’s Lessons," is available at  More information on the poverty center is at

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