January 26, 2011 20:45 Age: 3 yrs

IN BRIEF: EPIC Tackles Poverty in Atlanta

The Emory Public Interest Committee held its seventh annual conference, “Next Door, but Worlds Apart: Conversations about Poverty in Metro Atlanta,” on Oct. 2. The conference highlighted six historically impoverished Atlanta neighborhoods, identifying specific problems the communities face and solutions that have effected positive change.

Discussions focused on how access to quality health care, education and housing is limited for impoverished persons and ways to improve access. Panelists also addressed discrimination in environmental equality and criminal justice, as well as the unique challenges faced by impoverished women.

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