April 2018 Think Tank: Matthew Desmond
Evicted

Community in Crisis: Understanding Housing Insecurity

In his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City, Matthew Desmond examines how disruptive the loss of housing is to a family’s stability. Jobs are put at risk, as parents scramble to find housing after an eviction. Children may miss school days or be forced to relocate to a new school, perhaps even to a different city.  Securing money for rent becomes a priority, straining household finances needed for food and medicine. 

Dr. Desmond’s vantage point is national. Our Think Tank will examine the issues and themes of Evicted locally. We hope attendees will leave with a deeper understanding of housing insecurity in northern Kentucky and Cincinnati, how agencies and public officials are trying to address it, and some idea of how each of us can contribute to solutions that work.

 

Think Tank Session


Friday, April 20

8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
NKU Student Union Ballroom
Register by April 16, 2018
REGISTER HERE
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CALL TO ACTION:  BECAUSE A HOME MATTERS
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Keynote Address


Thursday, April 19

7:00 p.m.
NKU Greaves Concert Hall
RSVP by April 16, 2018
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About Matthew Desmond

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Matthew Desmond is a Professor of Sociology at Princeton University.  He is the author of four books including Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016), which won the Pulitzer Prize. 
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No Cost to Attend

This event is open to the NKU and the northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati community. There is no charge to participate, but registration is required. Lunch will be provided at the Think Tank Session on Friday, April 20. Lunch is generously sponsored by Nehemiah Manufacturing.

Parking

Parking will be available in the Kenton Garage, near Griffin Hall and the Student Union. See our campus map/directions.