Lunch and Learn Series: Explore “Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City”

November 21, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Educational Sciences Room 259, 1025 West Johnson Street

Kate McCleary


Join an informal discussion with WCER colleagues about the best-selling book by Harvard urban sociologist Matthew Desmond, a 2010 UW–Madison doctoral graduate.

The book, grounded in embedded fieldwork and data gathering, tells the stories of eight Milwaukee families. Kate McCleary, The LEAD Center, will facilitate and help us consider how eviction impacts individuals and families economically, socially and personally.

Help Our Neighbor Help the Homeless

Here’s a way to take action! You can help welcome new shelter residents at Porchlight, located just across Johnson St., by donating items in immediate need:

  • Twin sheet sets, blankets
  • Towels
  • Pillows
  • Toilet paper, brushes
  • Trash bags
  • Paper towels
  • Laundry detergent pods
  • $10 roll of quarters
  • Dish soap, sponges
  • Multi-surface cleaners
  • Can openers
  • Kitchen pots, pans
  • Set of dishes, cutlery
  • Brooms, mops, buckets

If you are interested in donating, bring these items to the meeting.

*Copies of the book are available on loan from Bonnie Griffin.