Each quarter, residents are invited to participate in the Mayor’s Book Club. Join Mayor Lauren Poe as he hosts discussions of the selected book. Meet new people, have meaningful dialogue, get inspired and help put ideas into action at the Mayor’s Book Club.
Selected Book: Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond
Date: Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018
Location: Meeting room A, Headquarters Branch of the Alachua Library District, 401 E. University Ave.
More info: In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.