Friday, September 17, 2010

7th Annual Emory Public Interest Committee Conference

"Next Door, but Worlds Apart- Conversations About Poverty in Metro Atlanta"

Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Emory University School of Law
1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322

About the Conference:
Understanding and addressing poverty in our city is crucial to building stronger neighborhoods. The 2010 EPIC Conference will highlight six historically impoverished neighborhoods in and around Atlanta. Discussions will identify both specific problems the communities face and solutions that have effected positive change in the areas.

Expert panels will address barriers that make it difficult to get out of poverty, constructing poverty as a lifetime experience and "the poor" as an identity. These discussions will focus on how access to quality healthcare, education and housing is limited for impoverished persons and ways to open avenues for improved access. Another set of panels will address discrimination in areas of environmental equality and criminal justice, as well as unique challenges faced by impoverished women.

Because the focus of the conference is local, it will feature work that is already being done to increase access and equality in the community and ways conference attendees can become involved with those projects. It's our community. Let's strive to be good neighbors.

For more information and to register go to: Registration is free and open to the public.