Trying to Get By: [Not] Making Ends Meet In Our Low-Wage Economy

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
The State of Things

The Continuing Fight For A Living Wage:  An estimated 20 percent of North Carolinian’s earn less than a living wage. Advocates refer to that term as the household income needed to cover housing, food, childcare, healthcare, transportation, taxes and other necessities. A new interactive video exhibit from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University tells the stories of these workers and explores the options for new policies that might help them. We’ll hear from Ashlyn Nuckols, a sophomore at Duke University; Bruce Orenstein, the exhibit’s producer; Tazra Mitchell, policy analyst at the North Carolina Justice Center; and Meredith Sawyer, an early childhood educator in Greensboro who is featured in the exhibit.

For more information on how you can sponsor or display Trying to Get By: A Traveling Exhibit, contact Bruce Orenstein at or leave your information here

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