2016-2017 Go Big Read: Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Sociologist Matthew Desmond tells the stories of eight families in Milwaukee struggling to find housing in an effort to explain the causes and effects of eviction in American cities. Using survey data, court records, and ethnographic observations, Desmond shows how essential affordable, safe, stable housing is in order for people, neighborhoods, and cities to flourish.
Read Chancellor Blank’s Press Release about the book: Go Big Read Selects “Evicted” for 2016-17
Matthew Desmond’s Keynote Address
Video of Matthew Desmond’s Keynote Address
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Resource Guide: Developed by Go Big Read Program
“Evicted in Dane County, Wisconsin: A Collaborative Examination of the Housing Landscape”