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Poverty workshop to feature new data on lead, hunger and housing

The 10th annual Buffalo Poverty Research Workshop will feature new research and promising strategies for combating poverty in the city.

The free workshop is designed for the general public as well as nonprofit workers, government staff, students and faculty. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday in the Central Library auditorium.

Katie Pieri of the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo will address reducing lead exposure; Kexin Ma of the Homeless Alliance of Western New York will discuss racial disparities in homelessness; and Christina Kasprzak and Lucia Leone of the University at Buffalo will talk about food access, options and barriers. Orlando Dickson of the Partnership for the Public Good will share new data on evictions, rental costs, and repair problems facing tenants.

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