Literature Discussion: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City Presente

Cleveland’s Community Read: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
The City Club of Cleveland and the Libraries of Cleveland and surrounding cities are working together bring Matthew Desmond’s book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, to as many citizens as possible. This book covers a topic that effects every city in America, including our own and it is the goal of this incentive to start a community conversation about eviction and poverty.

For more than ten million households in America, life is a daily struggle as residents spend more than half of their income on rent and utilities. Libraries across the county will discuss the book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Evicted follows the plights of eight Milwaukee families as they struggle financially in the midst of appalling poverty and exploitation by unscrupulous landlords. Leading the discussion of Evicted is Dr. Roland V. Anglin, the Dean of Cleveland State University’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. An academic and author, Dr. Anglin is committed to community economic development. Join us in finding real solutions to our housing crisis and in celebrating the power of books to create a stronger community. This literature discussion is part of the Cleveland Community Read and is sponsored by libraries throughout the greater Cleveland area and by The City Club of Cleveland.

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