Evicted: Poverty, Housing Insecurity, and the Changing Urban Landscape.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
4:30–6 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.)
Hiebert Lounge
72 East Concord Street

Live-Streaming Available During Event


SPH Reads is a school-wide program hosted by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. The fall 2018 selection is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, the 2017 Pulitzer Prize–winning book by Matthew Desmond. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation) and “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted explores the stories of tenants and landlords in the poorest areas of Milwaukee where eviction is a routine and vicious cycle.


Sheila Dillon, Chief of Housing and Director of Neighborhood Development, City of Boston

JoHanna Flacks, Legal Director, MLPB

Byron Rushing, Massachusetts State Representative

Megan Sandel, Associate Director, GROW Clinic, Boston Medical Center; Principal Investigator, Children’s HealthWatch; and Associate Professor, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health


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