Evicted: Poverty and Profit in American Cities—by Matthew Desmond
… a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America
In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. … All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind.… In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today.
… this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
11:30 - 12:00 - Book Chatter
This is a brown-bag lunch event. Bring your own lunch or purchase lunch before you arrive from any downtown merchant.
This event is free and open to Friends members and the public. All are welcome.