2017 Luther Lee Lecture – Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7 PM – FREE EVENT!

Matthew Desmond, co-director of the Justice and Poverty Project at Harvard University, will be speaking on his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. The book is a narrative account of eight families whose lives demonstrate how housing evictions perpetuate economic and racial inequality in our nation’s poorest neighbourhoods.

Desmond’s talk will highlight the complexity of poverty in American cities while sounding a compelling call for people of faith to engage the issue. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Matthew Desmond

Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:00 PM

College Wesleyan Church, 200 E. 38th Street, Marion, IN 46953



Matthew Desmond is the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and codirector of the Justice and Poverty Project. A former member of the Harvard Society of Fellows, he is the author of the award-winning book, On the Fireline, coauthor of two books on race, and editor of a collection of studies on severe deprivation in America. His work has been supported by the Ford, Russell Sage, and National Science Foundations, and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New Yorker and Chicago Tribune. In 2015, Desmond was awarded a MacArthur “Genius” grant.

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