Book Discussion Group – Evicted
The Social Issues Committee invites you to join our reading group for discussion of this thought provoking book. The purpose of this group is to:
- * bring our community together in a positive, nurturing environment
- * learn about and discuss something that matters to us
- * create and deepen social connections
- * inform the work we are doing as a committee and league
Please join us for a discussion of the book Evicted, by Matthew Desmond (over 3 meetings). A description and review is below.
- * Monday, Apr 12, 6:30pm-8pm (Part 1 – Rent, pg. 1-110) – To register, Click Here
- * Monday, May 10th, 6:30pm-8pm (Part 2 – Out, pg. 111-206)
- * Monday, June 14th, 6:30pm-8pm (Part 3 – After, pg 207 – Epilogue)
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.