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Lawyer/social advocate to speak about ending poverty at URIís Honors Colloquium, Oct. 26

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KINGSTON, R.I. -- October 19, 2004 -- As a law professor and director of the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University in New Orleans, La., William Quigley promotes legal research, education, and assistance to those who cannot afford representation.

Quigley, author of the book, Ending Poverty as We Know It:
Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage, will be the featured lecturer at the University of Rhode Island on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. His talk is part of this fallís Honors Colloquium, "Food & Human Rights, Hunger & Social Policy." It will be held in the Barry Marks Auditorium, Room 271, Chafee Social Science Center. The discussion is free and open to the public.

A public interest lawyer for more than 25 years, Quigley has served as legal counsel for a variety of public interest cases relating to housing, voting rights, living wage, and civil liberties. He has represented the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund and the ACLU of Louisiana, advised the Human Rights Watch and the Rockefeller Foundation, and chaired the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.

Major sponsors of the colloquium include Edward W. Bouclin; The Providence Journal; Theta Chi Fraternity; URIís College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business Administration, College of the Environment & Life Sciences, College of Human Science & Services, Division of University Advancement; Honors Program, Office of the Provost, and Presidentís Office. Co-sponsors include URIís College of Nursing, Multicultural Center, Office of Student Affairs, Partnership on Food, Hunger, and Nutrition; Womenís Center, and Womenís Studies Program.

For the most current colloquium information, visit or call URI Honors Center at 401- 874- 2381.