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Pisgah Legal Services’ 7th Annual Poverty Forum: EVICTED: Housing Crisis in WNC
September 1, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - October 7, 2017 @ 8:30 pm$15 – $50
Matthew Desmond, the Pulitzer Prize Winning author, will be this year’s keynote speaker for Pisgah Legal Services’ 7th Annual Poverty Forum, “Evicted: Housing Crisis in WNC,” on Thursday, September 28, 2017.
The September event begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 pm, and the forum follows at 7:00 pm at the The Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena at UNC Asheville. Tickets are $50/person for the reception and forum, $15/person for the forum only.
Matthew Desmond is a brilliant sociologist and dynamic storyteller who truly understands the relationship between unstable housing and poverty. Local housing experts will also be on hand for a panel discussion following the keynote.
Desmond’s Pulitzer Prize Winning book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” tells compelling stories of vulnerable people who are struggling to keep a roof over their heads and argues that a loss of housing isn’t merely a symptom but is a direct cause of poverty.