Join Gene R. Nichol in conversation on his book, The Faces of Poverty in North Carolina: Stories From Our Invisible Citizens.
The Faces of Poverty tells the stories of hundreds of poor North Carolinians and those working to alleviate their dire circumstances. In large cities and small towns across the state, children — especially children of color — rely on meals at their schools to keep hunger at bay, while parents struggle in jobs that fail to pay living wages. While many in the Tar Heel State enjoy unparalleled prosperity, those born into poverty have lower odds than ever of climbing the ladder of economic upward mobility. The Faces of Poverty gives the poor a voice and challenges us to see what is too often invisible, to look past partisan divides and preconceived notions, and to seek change. Only with a full commitment as a society, Nichol argues, will we succeed in truly ending poverty, which he calls our greatest challenge.
ABOUT THE TALK
'As a Matter of Fact' is a virtual conversation with a UNC Press author, a UNC Charlotte faculty member and a community leader about issues impacting our communities. This interactive talk will provide ample opportunity for audience questions and discussion. Attendees must register no later than 5 p.m. Tuesday, February 23. Registrants will receive a link to join the talk.