evictedMatthew Desmond, author of the New York Times bestseller, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Penguin/Random House, 2016), will give a talk on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. in Gasson Hall, room 100. Drawn on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, Evicted takes readers into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge of poverty and eviction. Desmond is also the author of the award-winning book, On the Fireline. A MacArthur “Genius” grant winner, Desmond is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. Sponsor: Lowell Humanities Series.

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