Auburn plans poverty awareness week

The debut of Poverty Awareness Week at Auburn University Nov. 10-13 will help equip graduates of the College of Education as teachers and counselors to assist children and families affected by poverty.

The opening forum "Understanding Poverty in Alabama" is Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in Room 2216 of the student center. It is free to the public.

On Nov. 13, the public is invited to the closing forum "Preparing Educators and Counselors." It will be 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the same location.

The theme is education as a solution to poverty.