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

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.

Venue Details

  • Rackham Stage

    U-M campus, Ann Arbor Greater Ann Arbor Area

    (734) 764-6296

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