Big Thinkers’ Book Club on Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
October 14, 2021 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
The Library Room at the Cudahy Tower
925 East Wells St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads.
Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of twenty-first-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
Whether you’ve read the book or not, join AF-Milwaukee as we discuss Matthew Desmond’s findings and how they relate to Milwaukee just 4 years post-publishing.
You can order copies of the book from Amazon here.