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Wednesday, October 30 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Roundtable: Life in America Through the Eyes of the Poor…and What It Means (Sponsored by Georgia Center for Opportunity)

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Persistent welfare dependency can be dehumanizing, robbing people of the opportunity to achieve their potential and keeping them from seizing opportunities. But how do the poor see themselves and their circumstances? How might chronic poverty and unemployment shape one’s perception of the future, free enterprise, and the role of government?

Drawing from extensive interviews of people mired in intergenerational poverty, this session will provide insights into the experiences, perceptions, and attitudes of the poor that can improve messaging and solution development for organizations that champion opportunity, free enterprise, and liberty.

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Corey Burres

Vice President of Communications, Georgia Center for Opportunity
Corey Burres is Vice President of Communications for the Georgia Center for Opportunity. He has worked in the marketing and communication field for a national technology firm and within the SPN network for over 13 years. Much of his work and expertise is around building and bringing... Read More →
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Randy Hicks

CEO & President, Georgia Center for Opportunity
Randy Hicks is the president and chief executive officer of the Georgia Center for Opportunity (GCO), an independent, non-partisan organization in Georgia. GCO conducts public policy research and mobilizes community resources with the goal of removing barriers to opportunity to the... Read More →
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Erin Norman

Senior Solutions Consultant, Public Policy, Heart + Mind Strategies
Erin is an expert in public opinion thriving on using market research to help clients solve strategic communications challenges. She is skilled in turning research insights into actionable recommendations. She brings over a decade of experience in qualitative and quantitative market... Read More →
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Tamra Ryan

Women's Bean Project
Tamra Ryan is the CEO of Women's Bean Project, a social enterprise that provides transitional employment, while operating a food manufacturing business, to women attempting to break the cycle of chronic unemployment and poverty. Tamra is a former partner and board member for Social... Read More →

Wednesday October 30, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm MDT