Lectures & Classes

Race, Poverty, and Housing in American Cities: What do we do now? A Conversation Between Matthew Desmond and Alex Kotlowitz

When: Tue., March 21, 4-6 p.m. 2017

Harvard sociologist Matthew Desmond (MacArthur 2015) takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. In Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Desmond argues that eviction is an active cause of poverty, not merely a reflection of it. Combining extraordinary storytelling with meticulous research, Evicted has been praised as a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that “has set a new standard for reporting on poverty” (Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times Book Review) Desmond will be joined in conversation by author and journalist Alex Kotlowitz.

Price: free