Rutgers Camden

Free Public Lecture by Matthew Desmond, Author of “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” Sept. 26

Posted on September 17, 2019

Rutgers University–Camden invites you to a free, public lecture by Matthew Desmond

Author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m.

Campus Center, 326 Penn Street on the Rutgers–Camden campus

Mark your calendar for a public lecture with Matthew Desmond, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted, on the Rutgers University–Camden campus.

This landmark work of scholarship and reportage takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind.

This lecture is part of the Rutgers Reads program for incoming Rutgers University–Camden students enrolled in a writing program course. Beyond choosing Evicted as required summer reading, the program seeks to expand the impact of a common book by linking it to wider cultural conversations across campus and beyond.

Reserve your ticket now for this free public lecture.

Questions? Call 856-225-6026.


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