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Advocates seek to put a face on poverty in NC
Written by Bruce Ferrell/David Horn   
Thursday, 09 August 2012 11:08

(RALEIGH) -- A coalition that embarked on a statewide tour eight months ago, to see how poverty is affecting North Carolinians, plans to show a documentary this weekend. The Truth and Hope Poverty Tour, led by the state chapter of the NAACP, will hold a summit in Rocky Mount.

The Rev. William Barber, President of the state chapter of the NAACP said it is important for policy makers to listen.  "North Carolinians in North Carolina need to see the faces and hear the grassroots voices of poverty," said Barber.  "That's the only way fundamental transformation will ever be possible."

The summit Saturday in Rocky Mount will feature personal testimonies by people living in poverty. Since January, the coalition has traveled 2,000 miles and met thousands of people in 27 communities across the state.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 August 2012 00:01
 
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