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Evicted – Summer Book Discussion in Lincoln Park
June 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Save the dates to join us beginning in late May for lively monthly book discussions that explore important spiritual, social and cultural topics. Discussions will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket and meet on the northwest quadrant of Lincoln Park near the Farmers Market. Most or all of these should be available at local libraries and book stores, but we will have a copy of each book available for loan in the library by May 21. Pilgrim Church is the backup location in the event of rain.
Evicted by Matthew Desmond (2016, Updated 2019)
Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, recommended as a 2019 “All Church Read” for UCC members.
In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. (from Amazon.com)