Penny Goldsmith leaving PovNet after eighteen years

This is Penny Goldsmith's last official day as the Executive Co-ordinator of PovNet and it is safe to say that anyone involved with PovNet is going to miss Penny deeply. Penny Goldsmith has worked in the anti-poverty community for over thirty years and has been with PovNet since its founding in 1997.

Although Penny is leaving PovNet, she is definitely not retiring. She will be continuing her work as a plain language writer and editor for public legal education materials and as the owner of Lazara Press, a small progressive publishing house. She is also working on a book about PovNet and will still be very involved in the anti-poverty community.

As she signs off with every email --
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
-- Paulo Freire