‘Trying to Get By’ exhibit addresses low wages in N.C.

Press release from Asheville-Buncombe County NAACP President:

On Tuesday July 11th at 6:30pm, Asheville-Buncombe NAACP, Just Economics, Raising Wages NC, and Working Films will host, Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet in North Carolina. The exhibit documents workers trying to survive in NC’s low-wage economy. Curated by students at Duke University, the exhibit features several short videos accompanying background banners that tell stories of low wage workers, businesses paying living wages, and organizations working to increase the state’s minimum wage.

The free event on Tuesday is part of a larger statewide effort to raise the minimum wage in NC. Executive Director of Just Economics, Vicky Meath will speak to the audience about the Raising Wages NC campaign and tell them how they can get involved.

WHEN: Tuesday July 11th at 6:30pm

WHERE: Hill St. Baptist Church
135 Hill St
Asheville, NC 28801
Hosted by: Asheville-Buncombe NAACP, Just Economics, Raising Wages NC, and Working Films.

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Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. He has worked with several publications, including Gulf Coast and the Collagist. For his weekly #tuesdayhistory tidbits on Asheville, follow him on Instagram @tcalder.

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