Media Advisory

Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop to Feature Expertise of Scholars and Community Groups

Release Date: February 25, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sociologists, urban planners, geographers and other researchers from area colleges and universities will come together tomorrow, Feb. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Merriweather Library, 1324 Jefferson Ave., for a free public workshop addressing poverty research in Buffalo.

Members of the media are invited to cover this event. No seats remain for members of the public.

Discussion will address recent research on the region's poverty crisis, and consider how community groups and scholars can collaborate and brainstorm about new research projects that will address poverty in the area.

Speakers will include poverty and food security experts Diane Picard, executive director of the Massachusetts Avenue Project, and Samina Raja, PhD, associate professor of planning, University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning; Henry Louis Taylor, PhD, professor of planning and director of the Center for Urban Studies at UB; Wende Mix, PhD, professor, Department of Geography and Planning, Buffalo State College; Erin Robinson, PhD, Department of Sociology, Canisius College; and Kathryn Foster, PhD, director of the UB Regional Institute.

The Poverty Research Workshop is sponsored by the Homeless Alliance of Western New York, the Partnership for the Public Good, the University at Buffalo Civic Engagement and Public Policy research initiative, and the Western New York Service Learning Coalition.

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