MARCH UNITS on POVERTY and HOUSING
LWV discussion units meet again in March. The discussion leader briefing is Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the League office. The topic is Poverty and Housing. Study materials and discussion questions are available.
The discussion will be based on the book "Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City" by Matthew Desmond. Desmond is a young, Harvard sociologist who received a MacArthur genius grant in 2015. His book was named one of the top ten books of 2016 by the New York Times. It is readable narrative nonfiction, following eight families in Milwaukee. The reader gets to know the tenants who are struggling to pay rent and the landlords who are struggling to make a profit on the low end of the housing market.
Members and guests are welcome at the unit discussions whether or not they have read the book. The study materials include a review of the book published in a local magazine, an article from The Enquirer by the director of the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati, and a fact sheet with local housing data.
Discussion units meet:
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