NKU Author Visit: Matthew Desmond

Matthew Desmond, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” will be visiting NKU on Thursday, April 19.

Event Details

Thursday, April 19
NKU’s Greaves Concert Hall
Reception & Book Signing @ 6 p.m.
Discussion @ 7 p.m.

Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond will visit NKU’s campus in April and discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.” A panel discussion will immediately follow. The event is part of a series hosted by NKU’s Health Innovation Center.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP online by Monday, April 16.

If you have any questions, please call the Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement (859-572-1448).

Book Details

In “Evicted,” 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.

Place the book on hold in our catalog.

 

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