The book selection for September is Evicted by Matthew Desmond– a book that informs the impact of our country’s inability to effectively address poverty that disproportionately impacts people of color.
Hope you can join Michele Roupp, Dave Anderson and Lynne Molnar on Monday, September 11, 2017 from 7-9 pm. This will be the third meeting in our racial justice discussion series (the next and last for 2017 will be November 13).
A summary of the book —
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION
In Evicted, Harvard sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they 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 21st-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.