featuring Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of “Evicted”
Thursday, September 28, 2017
The Sherrill Center/Kimmel Arena, UNC Asheville
Tickets: $50/person Cocktail Reception; $15/person for Forum only
5:30 pm Cocktail Reception; 7:00 Forum
About the Speaker
Dr. Matthew Desmond is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project.
His New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. Evicted won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction.
A former member of the Harvard Society of Fellows, he is also the author of On the Fireline, coauthor of two books on race, and editor of a collection of studies on severe deprivation in America.
In 2015, Desmond was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant.
About the Poverty Forum
This is the seventh year Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) has hosted a forum to draw attention to the plight of people living in poverty in WNC. Last year PLS helped more than 15,000 people in the mountain region, almost 3,000 of which had critical housing issues.
For more information about the event, contact Betsy Ellis at Pisgah Legal Services at 828-210-3444.
Special thanks to the following sponsors:
Partners For Justice
The following generously provide $5,000 or more each year in financial
or in-kind support to Pisgah Legal Services. Thank you for your support!
Beverly-Hanks & Associates
Jenny and Travis Boyer
Cindy and Tom Donahue
Anna and Kerry Friedman
Judy Futch Consulting
Linda and Chris Greensfelder
Leslie Sladky Hillman and Ed Hillman
Kennon and Bill Jamieson
Bob and Julie Johnson
Legal Aid of North Carolina
Lee Anne and Peter Mangone
Ed and Suzy Rankin
Mosaic Lifestyle Realty
Ethel and John Piper
Caron and Brian Smith
Town and Mountain Realty
Whole Foods Market
Windsor Boutique Hotel