Join us for a Community Read of the New York Times bestseller and Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted by Matthew Desmond.
In Evicted, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads, transforming 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.
This book club coincides with the Homeless Alliance's Fresh START Art Show in the Atrium of the Downtown Library from October 2-24. The art show allows individuals experiencing homelessness a supportive environment for creating art, offering them the opportunity for creative expression, skill building, and to potentially earn income.