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'Evicted: Profit And Poverty In The American City'

Millions of Americans are evicted every year because they can’t make the rent. For poor families already struggling with finances, the repercussions of being evicted can be crushing.


  • Matthew Desmond is a professor of social sciences at Harvard University and co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project. He is the author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in The American City.

Matthew Desmond will speak at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 14 at the Central Branch of the Kansas City Public Library.The event is co-presented by Rainy Day Books. For more information, visit kclibrary.org.


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