About the Speaker
We are pleased to announce that Matthew Desmond will return as our 2023 Justice Forum speaker. Desmond last joined Pisgah Legal in front of a sell-out crowd at our 2017 Forum.
About the Justice Forum
Pisgah Legal’s Justice Forum will be held at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in downtown Asheville on Tuesday, October 17th. There will be a ticketed, pre-event reception at 5:30pm followed by the free Justice Forum at 7:00pm. There will be an option for live-streaming for those that prefer to join virtually. Ticket sales and registration will be available in mid-August.
Sponsor the Justice Forum
We invite business of all sizes, as well as individuals and families, to support this event through a sponsorship. Sponsoring Pisgah Legal’s signature event is a powerful way to demonstrate your commitment for making our community a more just and equitable place to live. Click here to learn more or contact Lori Nierzwick at 828-818-5474.
MacArthur “Genius” and Princeton sociologist, Matthew Desmond, was launched onto the national stage as an expert on contemporary American poverty with the publication of his Pulitzer Prize winning bestseller Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.
Desmond’s latest book, the instant #1 New York Times bestseller Poverty, by America, investigates why the United States, the richest country on earth, has more poverty than any other advanced democracy. Desmond is the Maurice P. During Professor of Sociology and the founder and principal investigator of the Eviction Lab at Princeton University.
Learn more about Matthew Desmond
- Learn more and purchase his latest book: Poverty, By America
- Go on an audio journey and listen to Matthew Desmond on these podcasts:
– The Ezra Klein Show
– Fresh Air
– The Brian Lehrer Show from WNYC
- Re-visit his Pulitzer-Prize winning book, Evicted.
- Stay up to date on his appearances and media on his website.
- Read his articles:
– The Hidden Face of American Poverty
– Matthew Desmond on ‘Poverty, by America’
– NY Times subscribers can read his essay, Why Poverty Persists in America
- Read more on how Pisgah Legal works towards equal access to justice for all in our Annual Report.
Thanks to our 2023 Justice Forum Sponsors
Champions for Justice
Partners for Justice