September 24, 2009 13:08 Age: 5 yrs

EPIC Conference Examines Economic Migration in Georgia

The Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC) will host its sixth annual conference, Expendable People?: A Human Rights Perspective on the Impact of Global Economic Migration on Georgia, beginning at 9:15 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, in Emory Law’s Tull Auditorium.

The conference will examine the human rights issues that accompany global economic migration and how these issues affect the greater Georgia community. Speakers and panelists will focus on three key aspects of economic migration: human trafficking, the guest-worker program and the undocumented workforce.

David Bacon, activist, photojournalist and author of Illegal People, will deliver the morning keynote address. Other presenters include Emory Law Professor Polly Price and Kirsten Widner of Emory’s Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic. A complete list of speakers and panelists is available at

The conference is free and open to the public, though registration is required. Practicing attorneys can receive up to three credits of Georgia Continuing Legal Education credit.

For more information or to register for the conference, visit

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