Honors Event: A public lecture by Matthew Desmond Author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City


September 26, 2019    
7:00 pm

Join us at 7 p.m. on
Thursday, Sept. 26
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 public lecture is free, but a ticket is required.

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