Jane Harrison Speaker Series to feature “Evicted” author Matthew Desmond

"Evicted" author Matthew Desmond

“Evicted” author Matthew Desmond

The Jane Harrison Speaker Series on the Importance of Housing, an annual event sponsored by HPRP, has brought a wide range of experts to Baltimore.  This year’s Speaker Series features Harvard professor Matthew Desmond, author of Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.  The free event will take place on September 29, 2016 at the University of Baltimore and is co-sponsored by the Public Justice Center and the Baltimore Bar Foundation.

Dr. Desmond will speak about his research into eviction and its impact on the lives of those living in some of the poorest neighborhoods in the country. Following Dr. Desmond, a panel representing tenant, landlord, and judicial perspectives will discuss housing and eviction issues, and solutions, in Baltimore, where 7,000 families are evicted each year.

The event is FREE and open to the public. Join us for a reception at 6:00 pm and the program at 7:00 pm. A book-signing will follow the program. Copies of EVICTED will be available for purchase.

For more information and to register (required), click here.

Photo: Michael Kienitz

 

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