Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Northern Kentucky University invites the public to a free event to learn more about  the state of housing in America today.  A Conversation with Matthew Desmond is free and offers two options to participate, either Thursday April 19, 2018 at NKU’s Greaves Concert Hall or the following day as part of an all day Think Tank experience. These free presentations are presented by NKU’s Health Innovation Center and the College of Education Think Tank series. Registration is required for both.

Dr. Desmond is a professor of sociology at Princeton University and junior fellow at Harvard University. As the  principal investigator of The Eviction Lab, Desmond’s research focuses on poverty in America, city life, housing insecurity, public policy, racial inequality, and ethnography. He is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and in 2016 was  included among the Politico 50, as one of “fifty people across the country who are most influencing the national political debate.”

RESOURCE: Penguin Random House Resources offers an academic study guide to Evicted and the PDF can be downloaded at the following link.                                                                                                           http://www.evictedbook.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/EVICTED.DESMOND.978-0-553-44745-3.InstructG_PG.16pgs.FINAL_.NO_CROPS.pdf

Affordable, sustainable housing impacts our students’ ability to learn, build relationships, and attain success in life. Dr. Desmond will share his research and the current implications nationally for children, families, and communities at Thursday evening’s presentation. Friday’s Think Tank will offer participants a deeper dive into housing insecurity issues in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. These event are free but registration is required. Contact NKU’s College of Education for information about receiving CEU’s for this event.

Thursday, April 19, 2018
7:00 p.m.
NKU Greaves Concert Hall
RSVP by April 16, 2018     

Friday, April 20, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NKU Student Union Ballroom
Register by April 16, 2018 

RSVP and information for both events at https://nku.eventsair.com/evicted/april19/Site/Register