Talk of the Stacks

Matthew Desmond

Jan. 29, 2019 AT 7:00 PM

talk of the stacks with Matthew Desmond will go on as scheduled TONIGHT!


Pulitzer prize winner and Macarthur "genius" grant recipient

Matthew Desmond’s New York Times bestselling book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City draws on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data. Evicted won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Books Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, among numerous others. It was named one of the Best Books of 2016 by nearly three dozen outlets, including The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. In 2017, Desmond launched the Eviction Lab at Princeton University after conversations with renters and policymakers convinced him that collecting national data on eviction would help answer fundamental questions about residential instability, forced moves, and poverty in America. They hope their findings will inform programs to prevent family homelessness and raise awareness of the centrality of housing insecurity in the lives of low-income families.

This program is FREE and open to the public, however, seating is limited. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. for general admission seating. The program begins at 7 p.m. We will have overflow seating available with a live-stream of the talk. Due to contractual stipulations, this evening’s talk may only be accessed in person or via onsite live feeds.

Accessibility: This event will be ASL interpreted. Wheelchair accessible and companion seating is available at all Talk of the Stacks events. If you have any questions about accessibility, please visit the Friends of HCL table at the event tonight, just outside of Pohlad Hall on the 2nd floor of Minneapolis Central Library. 

The 2019 Talk of the Stacks series is presented by U.S. Bank with additional support from the Star Tribune. Talk of the Stacks with Matthew Desmond is presented in partnership with the Pohlad Family Foundation.

Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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