8th Annual Poverty Forum
“Making Ends Meet:
Women and Poverty in WNC”
featuring Kathryn Edin
Princeton Sociologist and Author of $2 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, U.S. Cellular Center, Asheville
5:30pm Cocktail Reception; 7:00pm Forum
Tickets: $15/person for Forum only.
The Reception has sold out.
Contact Michelle Spiegel at Pisgah Legal Services to be added to the waiting list: 828-210-3773.
Forum tickets on sale now through Ticketmaster at the U.S. Cellular Center
Online and by phone at 800-745-3000. Additional Ticketmaster fees apply.
To avoid additional fees, buy tickets in-person at the U.S. Cellular Box Office in downtown Asheville.
No tickets will be sold through Pisgah Legal’s website.
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 Panelists
Latoya Gardner, JD– Pisgah Legal Services, Community Economic Development Educator and Expunction Project Coordinator
Bella Jackson, Voices for Economic Justice Facilitator, UNC-A Student
Sala Menaya-Merritt– YWCA of Asheville, Chief Program Officer
Carmen Ramos-Kennedy, Just Economics of WNC, Living Wage Program Coordinator and Asheville Buncombe County NAACP, President
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!
BlackBird Frame & Art
The Law Office of Leah Broker, P.A.
Shelley and Kirk Brown
Celine and Company Catering and Events
The Chaddick Foundation
Sarah V. Corley/MediationWorks NC
Cindy and Tom Donahue
Earth Equity Advisors
Jennie Eblen and Rick Perkins
Anna and Kerry Friedman
Judy Futch Consulting, Inc.
Bernice and Arnold Green
Linda and Chris Greensfelder
Leslie Sladky-Hillman and Ed Hillman
Kennon and Bill Jamieson
Jesse Kitt Photography
Theresa and Gary Landwirth
Lee Anne and Peter Mangone
Sue and Raymond McClinton
Mosaic Community Lifestyle Realty
My Father’s Pizza and Pasta
Carol Waggle Oliver Fund
Eleanor and Charlie Owen
Ethel and John Piper
Rebecca and Robert Pitts
Suzy and Ed Rankin
Patricia Robertson and Curry First
Jaquelyn and Bruce Rogow
Self-Help Credit Union
Pam and Tom Siekman
Caron and Brian Smith
Jane and Bill Swafford
Pam and Jim Turner
U.S. Cellular Center
Senator Terry Van Duyn
Abby and Austin Walker
Rosalind Willis and Greg Olson
Larry and Janie Wilson
Windsor Boutique Hotel
WNC Woman Magazine
YWCA of Asheville