Thank you for joining us for our 13th Annual Justice Forum. We were informed, motivated, and energized by Matthew Desmond. It was powerful to be together in community, at Kimmel arena, online and at our regional watch parties.
We are grateful to Dr. Desmond for sharing his lived experience and eye-opening, research. He shared how we can be poverty abolitionists, both individually and collectively.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Justice Forum Giving Challenge! Your generosity raised more than $16,000 – $10,000 of that will be matched thanks to Don and Nancy Ackermann Cole and Sandra Byrd & Family. The Justice Forum Giving Challenge will help power Pisgah Legal’s anti-poverty efforts.
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
- 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
Jennie Eblen and Rick Perkins
Sarah Corley and Neil Peterson, MediationWorks NC
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Modera Wealth Management
Gene and Tommy Arnold & Copland and Steve Rudolph
Katie Button Restuarants