Emory Public Interest Committee (EPIC)

2013 EPIC Conference

The Emory Law Public Interest Committee (EPIC) held its 10th annual conference in Emory Law School's Tull Auditorium on Saturday, September 21, 2013.  The conference theme, Neighbors for Sale: Modern Slavery in Atlanta, featured keynote speaker Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and a series of breakout panels.

Conference Highlights

  • Keynoter speaker - Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens will address the reality of human trafficking in Atlanta.
  • Breakout panels will address victim rescue, victim aftercare, policy reform, criminal investigation, criminal prosecution, and the changing face of forced prostitution.
  • Closing panel, moderated by StreetGrace Executive Director Cheryl DeLuca-Johnson, will feature Attorney General Olens, GBI Director Vernon Keenan, former Georgia Department of Education Chief of Staff Joel Thornton, StreetGrace COO Stuart Griffin, and youthSpark's Jennifer Swain.
  • Breakfast and lunch provided.
  • CLE credit offered to Georgia-licensed attorneys.
  • Local organizations represented: Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Fathers Against Child Exploitation (FACE), Georgia Asylum and Immigration Network (GAIN), Georgia Attorney General's Office, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia Care Connection, Interfaith Children's Movement, Nightlight, StreetGrace, Tapestri, Wellspring Living, youthSpark, and prosecutors from Fulton County, DeKalb County, and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Georgia, among others.

Conference Schedule >>

Questions?  Email EpicConference2013(at)gmail.com.

Previous EPIC Conferences

Fall 2010 Conference: Next Door, But Worlds Apart: Conversations About Poverty in Metro Atlanta

Fall 2009 Conference: Expendable People: A Human Rights Perspective on the Impact of Global Economic Migration on Georgia

Fall 2008 Conference: Advancing the Consensus: 60 Years of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Fall 2007 Conference: Diversity and Division: Unifying for the Public Interest