On Sunday afternoon, September 17th from 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM Just Economics will conduct a “Poverty Simulation” at Congregation Beth Israel, 229 Murdock Street in Asheville. This thought-provoking and illuminating simulation makes real what it is like to live as a poor person in Asheville today. The cost is $10 and participation will be limited to the first 45 registrants.
As part of a state-wide “Week of Action for Raising Wages” planned for the week of Labor Day, CJJ/West will be collaborating with Just Economics, a local non-profit organization, to present two programs addressing the economic challenges of living in poverty in Buncombe County. On September 6th a short film, “Faces of Poverty,” produced by Just Economics will be screened followed by Q&A with some of the film’s participants and others who are seeking to do something about it. The meeting will take place at Congregation Beth HaTephila, 43 Liberty Street in Asheville from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM. There is no charge to attend.