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NOLA 360: The Cost of Being Poor
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It’s expensive to be poor. Payday loans, exorbitant credit card fees, higher food costs, and more. Join author Gary Rivlin and Cripple Creek Theatre Company for a provocative look—and performance—of how people pay a higher price for living in poverty and how it affects us all.

6/2/2015
When: Tuesday, June 2
From 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Where: Cafe Istanbul
2372 St. Claude Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 
United States
Contact: Lesley Kane
(504) 598-4663
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Join us for a provocative talk and performance on The Cost of Being Poor. Gary Rivlin, author of Broke USA, will argue it is getting more and more expensive to be poor with payday lenders, subprime credit cards, rent to own, and even the corner check cashing store.

“There are businesses collecting tens of millions of dollars a year off the exorbitant fees and interest rates they’re charging people living on the economic edge,” says Rivlin. “Never has it cost so much to live below the poverty line.”

Complementing Rivlin’s talk will be a performance by the Cripple Creek Theatre Company that is intended to provoke thought, emotion, and action. “Our actors have created a play that captures the plight of the working poor,” said Andrew Vaught, co-founder of Cripple Creek Theatre Company, who uses theatre as way to promote understanding on various topics.

Tuesday, June 2nd, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Cafe Istanbul
2372 St. Claude Avenue
In the back of the New Orleans Healing Center on St. Roch and Rampart

Refreshments will be served. Seating is limited so please RSVP.

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