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Matthew Desmond

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Schofield Auditorium


TITLE  > Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evictions used to be rare in the U.S., but times have changed. Today, for many poor Americans eviction has become a way of life. Matthew Desmond's groundbreaking book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" follows tenants and landlords swept up in the cycle of eviction. In his lectures, the Princeton professor of sociology draws upon the urban reporting and statistical data gathered for the book to show how "eviction is a cause, not just a condition of poverty" and that the burden of this cycle belongs almost solely to mothers and children. Presenting new insights into the fundamental role housing plays in deepening inequality in America, Desmond affirms the centrality of "home," without which nothing else is possible.




$8  General Public
$6  UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$4  UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are $2 until the day of the event
All seats are general admission

A typical Forum program includes a 60-minute lecture and a 30-minute question-and-answer session, followed by an informal open reception. The reception for this event will take place in the Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center 330. Books will be sold by the University Bookstore for signing by the speaker during the reception.

This event will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are also available upon request.

The Forum is funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Wisconsin Public Radio and WHYS Radio have contributed generous promotional support.