The Facts We Don't Figure: A Conversation About Poverty

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How can you fight something if you don't understand its root causes? There are many misconceptions about poverty — poor people don't want a hand up, they want a hand out, poor people are lazy, if you're poor in the U.S., you're still doing pretty well, etc., etc.

Join us on May 8th for a round table discussion about the realities of living in poverty and what we can do to help. Speakers include Karolina Hopkins, Asheville Housing Authority; Philip Cooper, Up Skill WNC; Yashika Smith, Inclusive Engagement Manager for the City of Asheville; and Nia Davis with the City of Asheville's Human Relations Commission. Our discussion will be moderated by Bruce Waller, United Way's Community School Coordinator for Asheville middle school. 

Reducing the impact of poverty in our community is the central focus of United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County. Everything we do, every issue we're involved in, every initiative we champion — all of it revolves around poverty and how it affects the people and places we love.

A light breakfast will be served.

Lenoir Rhyne
36 Montford Ave. (Room 316)


May 8th, 2019 7:30 AM   through   9:00 AM
Lenoir Rhyne University
36 Montford Ave.