The NCCU Department of Public Administration will host a conference titled “The Many Faces of Poverty” on March 5, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the H.M. Michaux, Jr. School of Education Building. The purpose is to generate vigorous thought and discussion on ways to address the global plague
of poverty. Panel discussions and Q&A sessions will round out the event.
Jill Stanton Bullard, founder of the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle, will deliver the keynote address. Partnering with Maxine Solomon, Bullard began the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle to alleviate hunger by developing a system to recover, prepare and distribute wholesome, perishable food to the area’s poor and hungry. Last year, the agency recovered six million pounds of food from 220 food volunteers and served nine counties in N.C.
Bullard has served on the National Council of America’s Second Harvest, the North Carolina Food Policy Council and the Steering Committee of the North Carolina Hunger Summit. She has been awarded the Exemplar Award from The University of Notre Dame, the University of Notre Dame Award of the Year for Community Service, The William C. Friday Park Scholar Award for Excellence in
Leadership, and the Individual Award for Outstanding Service to the Citizens of Raleigh by the City of Raleigh Human Relations Commission.
Conference panelists and their topics include:
Moses Carey Jr., chairman of the N.C. Employment Security Commission
“Current Employment Conditions: Prospects for N.C. Residents”
Anita Brown-Graham, Director of the Institute for Emerging Issues
“Rethinking the Compact and Our Competitiveness”
Gene Nichol, Director of the Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity at UNC-Chapel Hill
“The Forgotten Call of Social Justice”
Tony Asion, director of El Pueblo, a statewide Latino advocacy and public policy organization
“Latinos in N.C.”
Peter Skillern, executive director of the Community Reinvestment Association ofN.C.
“Social Change Theory”
Dr. Yolanda Burrell, senior fellow with the N.C. Rural Economic Development Center
“Meeting Folks Where They Are: Creating Access for Low Resourced Groups”
Registration is $15 plus an additional $10 for those seeking CEU credits. For more information, visit http://nccu.manyfacesofpoverty.com .
Donations of non-perishable goods will be accepted during the conference to aid in the Haiti relief efforts.
North Carolina Central University is the first publicly supported liberal arts college for African-American. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranked NCCU among the top ten HBCUs in the country. As NCCU celebrates its Centennial Year, a diverse student body of more than 8,500 students is enrolled in programs such as law, business, library science, nursing, education, and