Please join us for
Pisgah Legal Services’ 7th Annual Poverty Forum
“Evicted: Housing Crisis in WNC”
presented  together with
Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, Homeward Bound and Mountain Housing Opportunities

featuring Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of “Evicted” 
Matthew Desmond

Photo by Michael Kienitz

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

Tickets go on sale August 15th.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available.
Contact Betsy Ellis at Pisgah Legal Services at 828-210-3444.  

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.