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Pisgah Legal Services’ 7th Annual Poverty Forum: EVICTED: Housing Crisis in WNC

September 1 @ 7:00 pm - October 7 @ 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.

Details

Start:
September 1 @ 7:00 pm
End:
October 7 @ 8:30 pm
Cost:
$15 - $50
Website:

Venue

UNCA
1 University Heights
Asheville, 28804
Phone:
8282147833
Website:
https://www.unca.edu/

Organizer

Pisgah Legal Services
Phone:
8282103405
Email:
brent@pisgahlegal.org
Website:
www.pisgahlegal.org