Wednesday at noon on The People’s Radio Hour: Housing & Wages in WNC, we’ll hear from Susan Bean, Housing & Transportation Director for MountainTrue, and Adrienne Micelli, local service worker and current Asheville Food and Beverage Union member.
Susan Bean is on the city’s Planning & Zoning Committee, and will discuss the bike lanes on Patton & College, the new Aspire project and the city’s Missing Middle study. Susan moved to Asheville in 2011 and applied her program and leadership development skills as the program director for Leadership Asheville for four years before joining MountainTrue as their Community Engagement Director.
Adrienne Micelli has a very compelling story about ageism in the food service industry as well as the struggle workers face after decades of strain on our bodies. Adrienne has worked in the service industry her whole life in one way or another, from working retail or restaurants to owning her own hair salon. Despite decades of experience, she is having tremendous difficulty finding work over the past several months. We’re going to talk about why that might be.