8th Annual Poverty Forum
“Making Ends Meet: Women and Poverty in WNC”
        featuring Kathryn Edin            
 Sociologist and Author of $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center

Tickets: $50/person for Cocktail Reception and Forum; $15/person for Forum only
5:30pm Cocktail Reception; 7:00pm Forum

Tickets go on sale August 15.
Sponsorship opportunities are available. 
Find out more by contacting Michelle Spiegel at Pisgah Legal Services: 828-210-3773.  


About the Speaker

Dr. Kathryn Edin is the Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the National Academy of Social Insurance, and is the Margaret Mead Fellow at the American Academy of Political and Social Sciences.

Dr. Edin has authored eight books including $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. The hallmark of her research is her direct, in-depth observations of the lives of low-income women, men and children.

About the Poverty Forum

This is the eighth year Pisgah Legal Services has hosted a forum to draw attention to the plight of low-income people in Western North Carolina. This year’s forum focuses on the challenges faced by women and how they are disproportionately affected by poverty. Approximately 75% of Pisgah Legal’s clients are women.

For more information about the event, contact Michelle Spiegel at Pisgah Legal Services: 828-210-3773. 

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!


Mission Health




Event Sponsors
Sarah V. Corley/MediationWorks NC
Cindy and Tom Donahue
Bruce Elliston
Earth Equity Advisors
Patricia Robertson and Curry First
Futch Consulting, Inc.
Anna and Kerry Friedman
Bill Jamieson
Jesse Kitt Photography
Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty

Planned Parenthood
Kitty Schaller
Leslie Sladky-Hillman and Ed Hillman
Caron and Brian Smith
Janie and Larry Wilson
The Windsor Boutique Hotel