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The various partners behind the ongoing Truth and Hope Poverty Tour of North Carolina will be hosting a major event in Rocky Mount next Saturday August 11 that will be a “report, mass meeting and summit.”

This is from the announcement:

“After traveling over 2,000 miles to 27 communities across North Carolina, and conversations with thousands of North Carolinians, the Truth and Hope Poverty Tour is convening a report, mass meeting and summit on what we heard about poverty across our State. Join us to bear witness to the stories of our neighbors’ lives and to continue to build a Movement and promote and create plans for change. Many of the individuals who talked about their economic struggles in today’s economy will attend — others will share their stories in a powerful video produced by [Raleigh-based journalist] Cash Michaels.”

Click here to to learn more about this important event.

 

For members of the media and other interested parties…

MEDIA ADVISORY: The Truth & Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina kicks off its Triangle-area leg TOMORROW Friday, July 20

WHAT: The Truth & Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina
WHEN: Friday, July 20
WHO:  The North Carolina NAACP, NC Justice Center, UNC Center on Poverty, Work and Opportunity, Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change at North Carolina Central University, and AARP of NC
WHERE: Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill

RALEIGH (July 19, 2012) – On Friday, July 20, the North Carolina NAACP, NC Justice Center, UNC Center on Poverty, Work  and Opportunity, Institute for Civic Engagement and Social Change at  North Carolina Central University, and AARP of NC will kick off the Triangle-area leg of the “Truth and Hope Tour of Poverty in North Carolina,” a  state-wide tour of rural counties and inner city neighborhoods in which North Carolinians have struggled to find work, decent housing, transportation, and sufficient food for their families.

“This next leg of the Tour of Truth and Hope will take activists, academics, media and economists to places of poverty in North Carolina’s most prosperous region,” said Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, NC NAACP President. Read More

NC Justice Center Communications Director Jeff Shaw is tweeting his way across Eastern North Carolina today as an observer of the Truth & Hope Tour of Poverty. You can read all of his updates by visting his Twitter feed here. Definitely worth checking out.